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my Colango Master... is it dead?

Old 09-19-09, 07:34 AM
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my Colango Master... is it dead?

Many thanks to the wonderful people at La Poste for the care they took when shipping my bike back from a trip to Alpe d'Huez. Is this beautiful steel frame salvagable? The left hand seatstay is dented where it has bent over, so that'll never go but if straightened would it be strong enough to be usable? There's a small me inside that is weeping silently over this...



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Old 09-19-09, 11:46 AM
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you can straighten it just remember it could fail again in the future. i wouldn't worries about the dent.
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Old 09-19-09, 11:49 AM
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A good framebuilder could fix it (ie: replace the stays and dropouts) but it could get pricey.
You couldn't straighten it and have it be right.
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Old 09-19-09, 12:26 PM
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Call Yellow Jersey in Madison, Wis. They do wonders with bent frames and they do a lot of mail-order Internet biz as well. First rate.

They have a wacky web site. Here's a link to a frame-repair page:

https://www.yellowjersey.org/zito.html
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Old 09-19-09, 07:12 PM
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I fixed a friend's bike that looked kind of like that.

I worked the stays back with a 2x4 and fixed the dropouts in a vice. The bike has had at least 2,000 miles since the repair without any problems. Steel is tough, just watch out for cracks!
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