Dented frame repair

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby PH » 23 May 2019, 5:51pm

That looks an ideal place for a coloured band, if you put another the equal distance from the BB everyone (Except us) is going to think they're there by intention.

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby tim-b » 23 May 2019, 6:06pm

Matt (rather than gloss) sticker; the reflection is more obvious than the dent

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby David9694 » 23 May 2019, 6:10pm

On the photo, five of my thousand words are “where exactly is the dent?” What I can see is a stone chip that wants some touch-up on it. You might want to see if a paint matching place can help with this.

I think you’ve done well to get it this far, be wary now of making it worse rather than better.

If you do start messing with two-pack paint, make sure you’re aware of the hazards.

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby Samuel D » 23 May 2019, 6:15pm

That adds character! Honestly. I wouldn’t spend more than a tenner fixing that.

Your bicycle will develop other signs of use with use, too. Pointless to pretend it isn’t used.

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby rfryer » 24 May 2019, 8:35am

You could try a brass instrument repairer. They get lots of practice at getting dents out of tubing, and should have specialized tools.

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby fastpedaller » 24 May 2019, 9:15am

It's only minor - heating the bb etc to replace the seat tube will likely cause more serious damage to the frame

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby freeflow » 24 May 2019, 12:03pm

Such embellishments are part of the customisation process. Repair the paintwork and admire the new 'feature'.

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby horizon » 24 May 2019, 12:13pm

fossala: can you post a picture to show us the dent, not the "before" picture you posted. :lol:

Frankly, if I had done just 200k this would have been a fine battle scar. But having said that, I do sympathise.
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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby Des49 » 24 May 2019, 12:54pm

I think you have done a great job in removing the majority of the dent, what tubing it it? Try and retouch the paint and ignore it. I know it will annoy you every time you polish up the bike, but I barely notice the problem in your photograph.

If that was my bike the paint would have flaked off massively to reveal lots of white undercoat. You have got a tough paint job there, much better than the Roberts I had resprayed a few years ago.

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby fossala » 24 May 2019, 3:55pm

I want to say, the original dent was a lot bigger and deeper.

Anyway, I've emailed Reynolds and they're sending me a 631 decal for free to slap on. I'll see if I can forget it. Out of sight, out of mind...

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Re: Dented frame repair

Postby jimlews » 25 May 2019, 9:15am

Honourable battlescar.
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