Re: [CR]Frame builders, how serious is this crack?

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To: "David Bilenkey" <>, "Classicrendezvous" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Frame builders, how serious is this crack?
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 01:30:25 -0400


I took a look at the pictures on eBay. I would use a miniature hole saw (1/4 in) and drill a hole where the center of the hole is even with the end of the crack. Make sure that the seat post extends well below the bottom of the crack and is the right diameter. Then go out and enjoy the ride. Any idea how old it is? From the fork crown, lugs, bottom bracket and seat stays, I think it has to be pre 1970. Possibly a good bit earlier as in 1970, Harry was doing mostly long point Prugnat lugs and fastback stays.

Bill Boston
Wilmington, DE
Rainy (finally) and dark

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bilenkey"
To: "Classicrendezvous"
Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 10:26 PM
Subject: [CR]Frame builders, how serious is this crack?

> A neat frame that I think would be a fun fixed gear bike (like I need
> another) and I'm wondering is it really something that one should not ride
> at all? Any thoughts as to how involved a repair would be? Anyone think
> there's a quick fix that would make the frame OK to ride and do little or no
> damaged to the finish?
> Any thoughts appreciated.
> David Bilenkey
> Ottawa, Ontario, Canada