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Old 12-26-2017, 05:28 AM
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Determine if in paint or crack?

Hi

So i have this nice frame with what potentially could be a crack.
This was a very thin line from the beginning, tried to chip bit of with a screwdriver but dident reveal much more.

How do i go about determining this in the best way?
How much paint do i need to remove around the "hairline"?
And how do i best remove it?
Do i need to use a steel brush in the end or similar to c properly?

Thanks for your suggestions.


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Old 12-26-2017, 07:01 AM
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Thats a crack.
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:09 AM
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IMO thats a crack, sad is a pegoretti??

You have to remove all the paint, you can put some oil and see if it drips inside but is so low that it makes it dificult. Remove more paint thats the only way to be sure but from the picture you can see the line in the metal already.

It can be fixed tho, you need a guy that can do fillets like yamaguchi for that. At the same time ask the guy to redo some of the other fillets so it looks the same all the way around the frame.
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Old 12-26-2017, 07:11 AM
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Yeah thats my suspision as well. Might as well get all the paint of. Yeah a peg. sad :/

Hmm not worth it to repair for me as not my size. Will just try and see if anyone wants a nice project or wallhanger..

Pm me if youd be interested.. long and low geo. 53tt 9.7ht 49.5 st (c-c)

Anyone know approximate cost for repair for something like this?

And how best to get the paint of properly?

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Old 12-26-2017, 07:52 AM
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tuscany pal, sorry about this whole thing.

this is in my wheel house, obviously, with reference to my broken thread.

Not sure if it's similar, but I had a crack on my steel custom frame somewhere in the same area on the bottom bracket. I had a local framebuilder fixed it for $250 not including repaint or rebuild, just strictly brazing. Just want to give you some idea so you can make a good decision.

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Old 12-26-2017, 08:13 AM
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Thanks Weisan.

That looks very similar to the crack on this frame. Great information!
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:28 AM
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Yeah thats my suspision as well. Might as well get all the paint of. Yeah a peg. sad :/

Hmm not worth it to repair for me as not my size. Will just try and see if anyone wants a nice project or wallhanger..

Pm me if youd be interested.. long and low geo. 53tt 9.7ht 49.5 st (c-c)

Anyone know approximate cost for repair for something like this?

And how best to get the paint of properly?
I might be interested in a project frame for my wife. What are your dimensions?

That being said, I just bought the Steelman CX frame and it needs a repaint so I've been looking into that. Many of the places I've looked into do repairs on steel frames after stripping the paint. I'd suggest contacting one of the following and checking it out.

Southwest Frame Works
Franklin Frame - These guys do the paint for Bilenky
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Old 12-26-2017, 08:32 AM
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I might be interested in a project frame for my wife. What are your dimensions?

That being said, I just bought the Steelman CX frame and it needs a repaint so I've been looking into that. Many of the places I've looked into do repairs on steel frames after stripping the paint. I'd suggest contacting one of the following and checking it out.

Southwest Frame Works
Franklin Frame - These guys do the paint for Bilenky
Spectrum
Thx

I will just try to list it on here and take it from there. Value will be hard to determine (for me at least) so i will test the waters.

Toptube: 53cm
Ht: 9.7cm
ST: 49.5 center to center.

So abit long and low.

Can be seen in the classifieds in a not to distance future with a few more images.

Cheers
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Old 12-26-2017, 02:05 PM
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I wonder if someone would mind cracking a 56 or 57cm Duende? I'd appreciate that, thanks.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:53 AM
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That looks like a crack. Looks very similar to my Breadwinner which got sent back and they confirmed it was a crack.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:41 PM
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About that Breadwinner: Warranty I hope?
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:05 PM
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Absolutely a crack.

But it you want to self diagnose, use a razor blade to chip it away and find out. you need to chip a bit more than just the crack area tho. So a bit above and below. But all the ones posted, if I had someone bring those to me, I would say crack.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:34 PM
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Breadwinner guys are absolutely warranty'ing the frame. Sounds like they're going to re-weld beefier seat tubes on, then repaint.
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:06 PM
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Crack

The seat tube cracked on my Mosaic GS-1. Here are some before and after shots of the repair.
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