frame repair & respray
no such thing as cheep unfortunately 🙁
I’m doing a DIY job at the moment and its costing a fortune in stuff!
£7 x 3 for hammerite rust treatemnt, primer and topcoat
£2 white spirit
£3 glass paper
+ lots of effort
Next time its off to argos!Posted 8 years agoXC_PKMemberPeterPoddyMember
Hmm Argos want £110 for painting frame only! Looks like the bottle cage repair is going to be cheap though, still nothing more local to the chiltern hills?
But it’s worth it.Posted 8 years ago
I had my Inbred repaired and sprayed by them, in the 2-pack epoxy. It’s virtuallly undestructable. I dropped a spaeer on the TT and it bounced off without leaving a mark. A year later, it still looks like new.
powdercoat is much cheaper for getting a frame done, not as nice as a good enamel but if it’s not for a posh bike it’s this hsould not matter. Should be able to find somewhere for about £40-60 ish.
RE: frame repair, there are lots of small frame builders all over the place who would do little jobs like this. I would ask at your local proper bike shop (i.e. old man with encyclopaedic knowledge of campag group-sets, central member of local club e.t.c) he / she will no doubt know someone who does simple frame repairs locally.
Alternately I’ve read that some mapp gas and a boss from ceeway would work. Never tried though only over used mapp on copper fittings for plumbing.Posted 7 years agoMacavityMember
Steel or aluminium frame?
There is a thing called a Rivnut that can be used; which is effectively a blindrivet /poprivet type of insert that can be fitted into the hole in the frame and already has an M5x0.8mm thread.
eg page 51
although not very commonly used it can be fitted to steel/ aluminium etc framesPosted 7 years ago
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