Old 10-07-20, 11:26 PM
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Got a beautiful Franklin Frame, Columbus SL, from local lbs recently (traded for 76 Raleigh Comp). Had “paint bubbles” on chain stays near BB, figured it was surface or “outer” rust. When I removed axle flakes of rust literally poured out of bb. Sanding of the paint bubbles revealed actual perforations on both sides, along with the rust in bottom of BB itself. Talking to Franklin Frames, replacement of the stays and BB would run close to 300, plus shipping back and forth, plus repaint stays/BB area, so decided to return bike to lbs (he is a friend of mine) and canceled the trade. I “suppose” it would have been cost effective to do that, but who knows what other problems would have cropped up,
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