Worth risking a repair?
PeterPoddy had one easily as bad as that, and he managed to bend it back fine.
Posted 6 years ago
Hi my 456 came to a sticky end recently, very large flint rock in back wheel that snapped the rear mech off and bent the drive side dropout a bit (see pic).
I’ve been quoted £40 +postage each way for Argos (Bristol) to try and straigthen it but they aren’t confident it will work.
Do I risk total cost roughly £65 or go for a new frame, around £250?
BTW I know “that’ll buff out”, “tidy your garage”, “where did all those leaves come from” etc. 😀Posted 6 years ago
Thanks for the thoughts and ideas
Yes that’s my worry about repairing it
Argos of Bristol told me that dropouts for 456s aren’t available as did on-one
Could do but am thinking of going for either a Cotic Soul or a Pipedream Scion, thinking a replaceable hanger would be the way to go
That’s were my thinking has got to, take a blow torch to it bend it, see if it works. Get a new frame so I can ride and not worry about repairing it not working
got to be worth ago but my skills are poor so maybe righog’s idea is the way to goPosted 6 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’d heat it and bend it, then paint it. But then I’m a bodger. typical shimano-style QR rear axle makes for a perfect lever incidentally, thread is the same as the mech hole
(actually- thank you! I’ve been idly wondering what to use for a mech spacer on the dh bike, this just made me realise I’ve got loads in the garage, just hadn’t thought of it)Posted 6 years agofourbangerMember
Well this is one of the USP’s of steel isn’t it? The village blacksmith can fix it in his forge in deepest darkest Peru… I think they were being polite telling you they can’t get hold of a dropout. It’s a budget mass produced steel frame made in Taiwan, or not worth sticking a new dropout on.Posted 6 years ago
Get it in the vice and get brutal with it. I wouldn’t even bother heating it, bending it once each way won’t crack it. As for painting it, let it wear it’s history I say.
^^^ Do that, but apply heat from even just a gas tar burner, that will at least help it bend a little.Posted 6 years ago
Then once in please, relieve it by heating up as much as you can (with no force) then slowly letting it cool down (apply less and less heat) in the vice/air over as long a period as you can be bothered with.
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