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Old 05-05-22, 10:51 AM
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Help identifying velosport frame

I will be buying this frame for $20 soon, it might be either be Courier, routier.






Also would this be a good project to make a fixed speed or single speed bike? I do not want to spend much, that is why I am asking.

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Old 05-05-22, 11:07 AM
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I'd give that frame a careful examination. Might be the angle of the photograph, but the chainstay on the non-drive side looks like it might be bent.
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
I'd give that frame a careful examination. Might be the angle of the photograph, but the chainstay on the non-drive side looks like it might be bent.


Here you go, I think that metal part that is attached to chainring might be salvageable. I am not sure but the frame looks kinda crooked
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The picture shot from behind the rear triangle seems to indicate a substantial bend in the left (NDS) chainstay..
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The picture shot from behind the rear triangle seems to indicate a substantial bend in the left (NDS) chainstay..
I guess I will pass on it, thanks for saving me time and $20!
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I don't mean to be so brash, but purchasing this bicycle for any price would be purchasing a headache with hours of unnecessary work. In fact, I believe that at the end of it all, I myself might even just toss that frame into the trash bin, even if I had spent $20 on it.
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Old 05-05-22, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
I'd give that frame a careful examination. Might be the angle of the photograph, but the chainstay on the non-drive side looks like it might be bent.
+One the frame and fork look out of true to me and likely Japanese Kawamura built which are typically semi crash proof so if bad run don't walk away. I would pass or stop. While nice ounce nice this frame is lower mid end and has issues and is not worth building .
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Looks like a Christine...
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
I'd give that frame a careful examination. Might be the angle of the photograph, but the chainstay on the non-drive side looks like it might be bent.
+One the frame and fork look out of true to me and likely Japanese Kawamura built which are typically semi crash proof so if b it looks the least bit off bad run don't walk away. While nice ounce nice this frame is lower mid end and has issues and is not worth building IMHO.
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