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Oh, No...Not my Mondonico!!!

Old 06-01-05, 10:19 AM
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Oh, No...Not my Mondonico!!!

Lost this beautiful Mondo, Foco frame when UPS trashed it upon delivery. It still has the tag on it too.
As you can see from the picture, the rear triangle is trashed. The rest of the frame though, is OK.

Wondering if anyone has any thoughts as to whether this damage is worth reparing...or even repairable?

The frame retailed for about $2,700!!!!
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Old 06-01-05, 10:22 AM
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Breath in & out a few times.....thinking clearly yet?


WHY WOULD YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT REPAIRING A BRAND NEW FRAME DAMAGED DURING DELIVERY?


Send it back for a replacement NOW!
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Old 06-01-05, 10:32 AM
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It sounds as if you might have bought it on eBay or elsewhere and it's not, just a matter of "exchanging" it.

Get as much from UPS as you can and see if you can keep the frame or buy it from them for $10. (what are they going to do with it?) Then you can have it repaired and buy an additional one, if you like.
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Old 06-01-05, 10:35 AM
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repairing it should be the last option. try to get a replacement if possible. was it insured at all?
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Old 06-01-05, 11:51 AM
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Sorry about the minimalist explanation.

I did, in fact, buy this on Ebay and the seller received his insurance and has repaid me...good honest fellow. Now I have the frame for essentially free.

This is why I'm wondering if it is worth repairing. The backstay is toast as is one of the chainstays (possibly both) BB, seat tube, top and bottom tubes look good...fork too.

That's why I'm wondering if it can be/is worth repaired/repairing.
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Old 06-01-05, 12:05 PM
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Scratch it up, Hang it on the wall, and tell everyone you lost it on a descent of the Tour.

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Old 06-01-05, 12:11 PM
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It looks lugged, so it's definitely fixable. At the value of the frame, it may very well be worthwhile. Take the frame around to any local frame builders or shop some photos to non-local folks and see what they say.

I seem to recall hearing quotes of $250 to replace a tube, but perhaps you can get a volume discount.
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Old 06-01-05, 12:40 PM
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You're right, the frame is lugged. I forgot to mention that.
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Old 06-01-05, 01:02 PM
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I'm assuming it's steel of some sort? If so, I'd have it repaired. Looks like you would only need to have the seat stay replaced. Sounds like it's be worth the cost if you like the frame. Plus, then you have an excuse to get a really cool custom paint job! Best of luck.
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Oops, make that both stays. UPS sucks.
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If "somebody" made it, "somebody" can repair it.
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ask your lbs to recommend a good local frame builder who brases his/her own lugged steel frames. They should be able to replace the damaged tubes and then check alignment.
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