How to cut through a top tube..?

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  • How to cut through a top tube..?
  • Premier Icon scaredypants
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    just belt it with a hammer? – they just want to see it put beyond sale/use

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    A junior hacksaw will do it

    lipseal
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    This……

    Junkyard
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    anything pretty much would do including a junior hacksaw – you wont believe how easy it is

    Personally I would thrash it against a large heavy object whilst calling it names – effective and more satisfying

    Photoshop 💡

    Premier Icon cr500dom
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    Its aluminium……. a hardpoint wood saw will go through it easy enough 😀

    khani
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    An axe, allthough you could do it with a bread knife if you tried hard enough…

    Premier Icon zbonty
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    A saw will take less than 10 seconds, easy.

    If I was pinching locked bikes to sell for their parts I’d be attacking the frame for speed. Could make the getaway ride interesting though!

    Premier Icon nickjb
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    +1 for Photoshop. Free spare frame 🙂

    sugdenr
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    +1 for Photoshop. Free spare useless broken frame

    FTFY

    home science experiment – hit a flat spot in TT & DT with hammer or whatever then bend it back and forth and see frame fatigue in action!

    parkesie
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    +1 for axe go **** mental send a pic of you with axe and thoroughly mangled frame

    plyphon
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    +1 for Photoshop. Free spare frame

    Well not really because:

    Just had an aluminium frame (BeOne Storm) fail at the bottom bracket / chain stay junction.

    Karl33to
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    Make a good job of it and turn the rear end into a wheel trueing jig 😀

    Bit of a strange one this…

    Just had an aluminium frame (BeOne Storm) fail at the bottom bracket / chain stay junction. Thankfully, Chain Reaction have agreed to replace the frame under warranty, though they’ve told me I need to cut through the top tube and send them a photo before they send the replacement.

    How?

    Think I have a Wilko value junior hacksaw somewhere, but that’s about it. Suggestions please!

    maxtorque
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    Use a flower pot full of thermite above the top tube. Video said destruction and send video to CRC.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’d use my sword, just because that’d be frickin awesome.

    Premier Icon seadog101
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    what were you given teeth for?

    OCB
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    Don’t forget to put the bits in the recycling when you’ve done with it.
    Aluminum is easily recycled.

    😉

    Premier Icon lerk
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    Can’t believe no-one has suggested putting a sticker on it…!

    Premier Icon gofasterstripes
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    Put a tiny bit of Gallium onto it :

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaMWxLCGY0U[/video]

    Gary_M
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    Just had an aluminium frame (BeOne Storm) fail at the bottom bracket / chain stay junction

    Why would crc not be happy with a pic of the area thats broken? To easy to repair?

    cruzcampo
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    surprised they’ve told you to do this, its not exactly very health and safety with todays compensation culture! LOL

    b r
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    I guess you don’t realise how thin the tube walls are – or do you think it’s solid? 😳

    avdave2
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    If I was pinching locked bikes to sell for their parts I’d be attacking the frame for speed.

    Why you should always have a lock through a wheel as well, it takes a lot longer to cut through than a frame.

    DanW
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    Whatever you do, make sure you video yourself as you cut them top tube and make sure you laugh manically and end with a proper psycho look straight down the camera… that should entertain CRC and their daft requirement 😀

    Premier Icon ChrisI
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    maxtorque – Member
    Use a flower pot full of thermite above the top tube. Video said destruction and send video to CRC.

    Gets my vote 😀

    warpcow
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    cruzcampo – Member
    surprised they’ve told you to do this, its not exactly very health and safety with todays compensation culture! LOL

    You’ve clearly never met a Niner owner.

    Macavity
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    “Bit of a strange one this…”

    messiah
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    CRC made me do this.

    It didn’t take much effort.

    Premier Icon scotroutes
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    Those that worry about the fragility of carbon frames need to give this a go once in a while. I think most wouldbe ssurprised at just how thin aluminum bike tubes are.

    29erKeith
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    Massiah, Is that an actual man Cave!?

    My vote would be TT on a block with an big axe. I’d send the photo with the axe still in the block and TT clearly cleaved in two 😀

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    do you live in a cave messiah?

    I thought you were only in there a couple of days over Easter one year?

    messiah
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    do you live in a cave messiah?

    I use my cave for all sorts of things :mrgreen:

    brakes
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    awww, look they’re both having a little nap on the newspaper, how sweet.

    Premier Icon cookeaa
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    Your junior Hacksaw will be adequate, but I like do some of the suggestions above especially an Axe…

    If given the promise of a replacement by CRC I’d happily be sawing through most of the tubes just to see how it was constructed…

    Go Nuts and then post up some pictures…

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    surprise them and cut the tube lengthways.

    Messiah those birds look rather clean rim or shoty? always rimmy for me as I hate biting into shot that i’ve missed lol.

    OP go nuts and try the axe the saw and the brittle method and film and post results of all three with a little ditty about which one was the most fun and the one that was most surprising 😆

    To quote snatch wars when Darth “Brick Top” Vader cuts down Ob Wan “they go through bone like butter”

    Lightsaber it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    This lady has the most Star Wars-y name imaginable, but I’m afraid she has some bad news about lightsabers.

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9TEx_Z9uI4#t=44[/video]

    maxtorque
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    Actually, i like the cut it length ways idea! Do the whole bike down the middle Damien Hirst stylee, then hang it on your garage wall as a trophy 😉

    Premier Icon adsh
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    Throw it under a lorry, take a photo and use it for the CRC replacement and the insurance replacement.

    I may just have fallen in love with Lia Han… 😯

    meehaja
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    no one suggested blow torch? you lot have lost your sense of excess!

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