Bristol area frame repair etc

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  • Hi spooky, deserted Bristol part of the forum.

    If I wanted to get repairs done to a frame (i.e. Tracking, dropout replacement etc) is there an alternative to Argos?


  • Why not Argos?

  • To be perfectly honest I'm being cheap. Or rather, I'd like to see if anyone can do what I want a bit cheaper as Argos would charge me more than it's worth dropping on the frame.

  • Depends on what it is, but Bike workshop on colston street have helped me out with a few things on steel frames before, like tracking and reaming a ST before for a decent price

  • Ah, good call. I'm going to do the string test in a sec, but i think the frame does need a tracking tweak, and also a bit of a ST ream (never 100% comfortable using that term!), so that's good to know. Cheers.

  • I call it the workshop of wonders. Downstairs is like a mad scientist's lab

  • Agreed - these guys have a wealth of knowledge, one of the best bets in Bristol. There's a good little place off Junction 2 of the M32 also, near the library - this guy may have useful pointers also.

  • Ryan @ Ryan builds wheels

  • Weirdly, they've never really been able to help me with anything.

  • What place is that? I'm in fishponds, which is in that area.

  • Think it's Junction 3 library actually - just round the corner the place is. From memory you could try the Bike Project, off Gloucester Road ( toward St. Pauls) - these guys should be good for ideas.

  • Cheers for the tips, chaps. Will report back.
    Spoke to a car restoration mate today actually - asked him about repairing/replacing my chewed track dropouts and he said something about MIG welding them 'shut' and then re-cutting the slots! Sounded scary.

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Bristol area frame repair etc

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