There is a frame going on ebay (see link below) with a slight bend in the seat tube, apparently it is barely noticeable to the eye but is enough that a seat tube wont slide past the bend. Anyone know of a place that could fix this (either bending the tube back or machining the inside of the tube so the post will fit)? Or will it end up being prohibitively expensive?
find out teh distance from the top of the seat tube to the bend, or how much seat post can actually be inserted. if its a number greater than the minimum insertion on your seatpost, you might end up with a bit of a bargain.
Or if you have a trusted bike mechanic, they could ream the seat tube, a bit dodgy if you go to far but you’ll never know unless you can see the frame, maybe ask andy if reaming is a possibility?
Not bent, damaged!
Is Andy the guy selling the frame? When I asked about how easily the damage could be repaired they actually suggested reaming the seat tube (oh so many really dirty jokes could be made right here, but I will resist). So it may be a possibility.
Who would be the best person to do that kind of a job? Price estimate?
Can I recommend you save your pennies (aka dollars) and get something that’s not buggered and still looks just as cool :evil:
A bent seat tube, did you ask how it came to be like that? If it’s something common… it may have been caused by a large knock on the rear wheel (possible hitting a curb at speed…) with the rider still sitting with full weight in the saddle - result - bent rails? bent seat pole? and worst case bent seat tube. :-o
Leave ya cash for something that will last beyond your first stack
Yeah, fair point. but its a nice frame and if I can get it cheap then it may be worth fixing, its up to $40 already though. I get the feeling someone might be willing to pay more than I am for this frame.