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Old 05-30-13, 01:42 AM
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Looking for Damaged Colnago with Gilco/S4 tubing

Hi There,
I am looking for a damaged Colnago frame or any other with Gilco/S4 tubing so i can resurrect a Colnago which has crashed and is sporting a bent toptube and downtube.



If you know anyone or have any ideas, then i'd be grateful if you could share.
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Old 05-30-13, 09:05 AM
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G; So you are primarily seeking some Gilco/S4 tubes which you would then use to effect a repair.

Admirable goal, but suggest that looking for some new matching NOS tubes or even a complete NOS tubeset should be possible.

However pulling used donor tubes out of a damaged frame seems rather a poor approach...

1) The tubes you need may themselves be somewhat damaged themselved even it not obvious
2) At a minimum the donors would have been subject to a full heating from their original build, plus the greater heat necessary to be applied to remove them from the donor frame, plus the heat needed to re-install them in the new host frame. After 3 full heats, I would normally consider any tube dead/usable only for fixing a Silca floor pump main tube. I myself would not ride such a repair bike.
3) If no exact matches to the original tubes are findable, substituting the closest match from the many other tubes available in the same diameter/gauge/composition (ok, so limit it to Columbus brand to keep it real and not bogus the tubing decal) would seem more viable.

Ok, so those are ideas in response to your request. Use or ignore as you deem appropriate.

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Old 05-30-13, 09:14 AM
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I saw on another forum that Trafiltubi makes those? http://www.trafiltubi.com/index.htm
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Old 05-30-13, 07:56 PM
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I bought a top and down tube in gilco s4 on ebay, guess I was lucky but stuff comes up sometimes
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Old 05-31-13, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by trescojones View Post
I bought a top and down tube in gilco s4 on ebay, guess I was lucky but stuff comes up sometimes
Tres; Could you sell it to OP so this thread can end?? [
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Old 05-31-13, 06:40 PM
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Persistence and speed can pay off with finding things, searching ive actually come across a few unusal megatubes,columbus air and other things.
I would be willing to sell, perhaps unfortunately- i have already mitered them top tube 55cm,seat tube about 57 and chopped the bottom of the seat tube off to do a fillet, and put bottle bosses in it, how long do you want them to be? Seems as if the top tube would be the only viable one for the repair.
RE cutting tubes off a suitably bigger frame; is it possible that If they were originally done with silver and a small tip were used, a 6, the tubing a few cm from the joint may not be too affected?. If so,the tubing doesnt seem
(would obviously want to make sure)
to have a significant amount of butting so if the wall thicknesses are the same it should behave in a similar way.
I also dont yet have 50 posts so i cant pm anybody which i presume selling would involve.

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@ksisler thanks for the post, great info, i admit re-heating is not ideal, i know it will cause material to be weaker but i am prepared to accept that. Of course new or replacement tubes would be the best solution so i will be following up on the link tux supplied and i will try and purchase the tubes off trescojones.

@trescojones i am going to measure the existing tubes and let you know, you can reach me on b@hh.la until you are able to PM.

As mentioned if any body has tubes or damaged gilco frames then i'm willing to take them off your hands.
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Old 06-01-13, 06:15 PM
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50 posts, yay! weshould be able to PM now geronb
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pfft, you can PM me but i can't reply via PM, who setup these silly rules
Email sent.
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pfft, you can PM me but i can't reply via PM, who setup these silly rules
Email sent.
A while back, spammers realized that they could spam nearly undetected through PM. So the rules were changed to make it much more expensive for them to do that
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Spammers suck much, best not to let them register for accounts.

Got in touch with trescojones offline, still open to any offers of damaged frames or tubes though.
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