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Old 04-21-19, 01:26 PM
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Let's see your fixed frames

This is either not at all what you thought or entirely what you thought.





I don't think I have to point it out.
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Old 04-21-19, 01:28 PM
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Methinks that dropout is not original. There's a quite a few @gugie modified frames in BF-ers hands, including mine, and those often include new dropouts. Do those count?
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Old 04-21-19, 01:40 PM
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Are we looking at a prior repair and now adjacent failure?
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Old 04-21-19, 01:47 PM
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The chainstay-dropout junction (is that the right term?) was cracked, and I had it re-welded by a good shop. It's perfectly fine now, pretty fun to ride, too.
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Methinks that dropout is not original. There's a quite a few @gugie modified frames in BF-ers hands, including mine, and those often include new dropouts. Do those count?
Sure, why not.
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Old 04-21-19, 01:48 PM
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Looks like that chainstay dropout weld is still show some oxidation from the HAZ during welding. Who did the repair?
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Old 04-21-19, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cog_nate View Post
The chainstay-dropout junction (is that the right term?) was cracked, and I had it re-welded by a good shop. It's perfectly fine now, pretty fun to ride, too.
My concern was the stay about 6-7mm forward of the dropout, kind of looks cracky to me- top side of the chain stay. Or, is that just the trailing edge of a mylar chainslap overlay?
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Been repaired twice: once back in '89 when I was living in NL and found Cyclart's ad in the back of Winning Magazine and had just broken a drop-out on a cobbled ride, somewhere north of Liege.

And then by a hamfisted guy (named Bob, I think) up in Santa Barbara after I wrapped a seatstay around a guard-rail during a ride with the UCSB Cycling Team. I had little white styrofoam balls falling out of my fabric Gyro helmet cover and no one present thought it was at all funny when I said, "Check it out, it's snowing!" and shook my head to cause more foam balls to fall out. (Pompous, blow-dried college boys ain't got no dang sense of humor.) Notice the vertical drop-outs below; considered putting horizontals back in on her recent trip back to Cyclart, but they're part of her history now.

Had the bike since '88, and found out later it was made in '84 within 5 miles of where I now live in Carlsbad.


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When I found my Super Course frame, both seat stays had cracks on the caps. It was probably cosmetic, but it only cost $20 to re-braze, after I stripped the frame. Finish paint and decals cost a lot more.

As found.

Stripped.

$20 re-braze.

Finished paint.

All good now, all worth it.
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