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Potential frame damage/repair.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by GrahamG, 13 Nov 2007.

  1. GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I've noticed that the seat-tube on my 853 frame road-bike has a spot where it has visibly been filled or repaired (codged!), I bought it second-hand and have only recently put some miles on it. After a couple of longer rides (50 odd miles each) I noticed a greasy brown substance oozing out of this repaired/filled area - any ideas as to what it might be?

    There doesn't appear to be any cracking to the tube that I can see, just this small area about the size of a 5 pence piece which looks like painted over filler. BTW, the bike is in Bristol but I could get a photo when back home at the weekend.
     
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    cost/benefit analysis says replace that right away surely?
     
  3. ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    Argos cycles in Bristol can do a proper repair - I had a chainstay gouge done on my mtb and you'd never know it was there. Well worth it for a quality steel frame like 853.

    No idea what the ooze is.
     
  4. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    I would have it checked out. Paint can hide a multitude of sorrows.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    GrahamG

    GrahamG Über Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I'll take it down to them to check out - I also wouldn't mind confirmation that it is actually 853! (If at all possible.)
     
  6. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    sounds like the ooze might actually be rusty water. Can you feel/hear anything if you shake the frame?
     
  7. Its a frame tumour. I dont know what to say. Im so so sorry.
     
  8. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    So what was it?