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


Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

In-Reply-To: <HBECIOPCNPKEJLCJBKNKMEONEEAA.dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
References:
To: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>, "Classicrendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Frame builders, how serious is this crack?
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 00:02:30 -0400

David Bilenkey wrote:
>http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1863426051
>
>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?

The seatpost bolt is going to hold it together. Probably would be a good idea to use a nice long MTB type seatpost that will extend well down below the damaged area.

The seller is being properly cautious to say not to ride it, but I wouldn't take that too seriously. If you use a nice long post, the worst case failure would be that the seatpost would slip down into the frame.

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