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Old 07-14-16, 07:06 PM
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Crimes Against Top Tubes!

Got this frameset free in a bulk deal and have no idea what was done to it. Looks like someone attacked the top tube with vice grips, but the frame is otherwise unscathed. Think I'm gonna try use some some frame blocks first, and if that doesnt work, have a go at replacing the top tube. Free practice at least





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Old 07-14-16, 07:13 PM
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Golfball dimples... to make the bike go faster?
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Yea that is shot. I would practice fill in brazing as well.
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Do you get ice and snow in the winter?

Perhaps hang onto the frame for the "Freeze" treatment.

http://www.bikeforums.net/singlespee...nt-repair.html

A tube replacement would be an interesting project.
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Old 07-14-16, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bikerider007 View Post
Yea that is shot. I would practice fill in brazing as well.
Good idea!
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Just add a lot more dents and go for the hammered fender look.
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Looks like an unskilled attempt at theft, maybe.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
Looks like an unskilled attempt at theft, maybe.
I figured as much too, just not sure how exactly how one was trying to bludgeon it free
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...that'll buff right out.
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Turn it into a mixte.
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I figured as much too, just not sure how exactly how one was trying to bludgeon it free
My guess is they tried to use the bike itself as a lever to twist the U-lock open. After a few attempts they gave up.
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The first thing that jumped out at me was that the dents seem to be fairly evenly spaced. Not sure how you would achieve that without either trying to be methodical or having some sort of device with evenly spaced bumps fall on it in just the right (wrong) way.
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