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Old 04-05-10, 07:09 PM
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help with this frame

My brother in law picked up this frame for $30 bucks, he wants to find out what is it, it has some nice lugs, campy forged dropouts front and back, serial number is on left seatstay, has a campy headset and came with campy cranks too, just a small dent on the top tube.




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Old 04-05-10, 07:12 PM
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Top tube looks bent in addition to the dent. Looks like it had some type of front end collision, as the down tube looks to have some damage as well.
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Old 04-05-10, 07:14 PM
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it's probably the picture, top tube is not bent.
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Old 04-05-10, 07:32 PM
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Na, I think it took a hit.
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Old 04-05-10, 08:33 PM
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+1 I was going to say it looked bent before seeing the other comments. The head tube looks pretty steep and the top tube looks bent. Test it by holding a straight edge on the top tube.
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just trying to id the frame........Thanks
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Were not trying to be rude. It doesn't really matter what the frame is, it's toast. The good news is the Campy parts should more than cover the 30 dollars you paid with no problem.

I would have said Raleigh International but the serial number on the seat stay caps means it probably isnt. It has nervex lugs and fork crown but lots of bikes did.
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Yeah, that frame has very obvious front impact damage and isn't safe to ride. It's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth.
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Originally Posted by darkmagus View Post
Yeah, that frame has very obvious front impact damage and isn't safe to ride. It's not what you want to hear, but it's the truth.
like I said, only trying to id the frame, I don't care if it's bent, damaged or unsafe. thanks.
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Old 04-05-10, 09:16 PM
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I did ID the frame. It's an unsafe one.
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I did ID the frame. It's an unsafe one.
Yes, and we identified it as toast.

Still, lets see if we can get an ID. Can you measure the seat tube diameter? What threading is the bottom bracket? Are there any unusual braze-ons or other distinguishing features? The lack of cable guides, bottle and down tube bosses seem to indicate early 70's.

Look very closely at the tubes, you might find an impression indicating what brand of tubing was used.
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I'm taking a guess on Mondia. Lots of similarities to the red one posted half way down on the page below. Mainly the serial number on the seat stay cap, Nervex lugs, and rear brake cable stop for centerpulls. Fork crown appears to be the same as well. Quite possibly worth the money/trouble of replacing the damaged tubes...especially given the amount paid for it.

https://www.classicrendezvous.com/Swi...ondia_main.htm

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The bicycle is a Mondia from the mid seventies I believe. And your top tube is definitely bent. That does not mean the frame set is toast. In fact, I have straightened out such bends and with perfect success so far. A good frame guy could help. This is what I did to fix my last bent frame set...

Repairing the PX10 frame set.

I must warn, I am a professional Industrial Mechanic and I have a pretty good idea about working with metal. If you don't, don't try this yourself!
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Old 04-06-10, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
The bicycle is a Mondia from the mid seventies I believe. And your top tube is definitely bent. That does not mean the frame set is toast. In fact, I have straightened out such bends and with perfect success so far. A good frame guy could help. This is what I did to fix my last bent frame set...

Repairing the PX10 frame set.

I must warn, I am a professional Industrial Mechanic and I have a pretty good idea about working with metal. If you don't, don't try this yourself!

Thank you!
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