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Is my frame knackered

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by DaveM, 29 Aug 2007.

  1. DaveM

    DaveM New Member

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    Hi

    Could someone have a look at the picture of my frame and give me their opinion on whether it is cracked or not.

    The frame is Reynolds 635, bought from Ribble cycles in 1994 and has done a lot of miles.

    Thanks
     
  2. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    I'd say so, yes. If that crack grows, I wouldn't fancy being on it. New frame time, I think.
     
  3. alfablue

    alfablue New Member

    I think I would consider it knackered - though I am no expert. As it is a steel lugged frame it should be possible to insert a new tube if you want to keep it going - Argos Cycles in Bristol ( http://www.argoscycles.co.uk ) can probably do the repair, they do a collect and return service. Unfortnately their website is offline at the moment, their contact details are:

    UNIT 12, RIVERSIDE BUS. PARK, ST. ANNES RD, BRISTOL, BS4 4AB
    01179 724730

    There is a list of UK framebuilders here: http://www.framebuilding.com/custom_uk_bicycle_framebuilders.htm
     
  4. Verily tis cracked. New top tube + paint job for about 200 nicker reckon.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    DaveM

    DaveM New Member

    Ok guys thanks for the replies, always thought a steel frame would last a lifetime so I guess I got that wrong. Anyhow got a old Dawes 531 frame knocking about so I will build that up with the components from this bike and decide what to do with this frame at a later date.