Yoo this is also exactly what I've been looking for. Thanks for posting :)
So, took the rear rack off last night and noticed this. It just seems more pronounced now. I always thought it was because the wheel was out of true, but I think the frame is bent. Looks like the drive side seatstay has been bent inwards somehow. The wheel is centre between the chainstays near the bottom bracket, but sits really close to the seatstay on the drive side. I’m not really sure how to fix this? The brakes sit crooked so they can be used. I did get hit by another cyclist from the side a while ago after he ran a red light, but surely it wasn’t with that much force to bend the frame. Perhaps it was?
Finally purchased one of those Basil crates. Fitted it today and went for a ride with my son. He was pretty keen to ride home in the crate (/too tired to ride home on his bike). I somehow managed to carry him in the crate and balance his bike on my handlebars.
Still love this. Did you bend it back??
This is going to sound v strange perhaps but what's your approx load weight with your son & bike? Pondering a cargo fork for my new (heavy) dog
Haven’t bent it back yet. Need to find the time.
My son weighs about 19kg, the bike would’ve been a couple of kg. We didn’t ride far, but it wasn’t hard. Felt less squirrelly than having him on the back in his seat.
Ta! Dog is 21kg so that's good news indeed
Digging the Basil crate, and who knew they could hold a child too? Does it feel fairly sturdy when strapped to the rack?
Yeah it does. Wouldn’t have an issue carrying him in there again.. minus his bike.
Pulled the rear brake, derailleur and wheel off to try and bend the seatstays. I need to cut a piece of wood to put between the drop outs as well. I came across this “how-to”, and watched a YouTube video, so hopefully it works.
You can see how much it is bent in.
Tried bending it. No such luck yet.
Nice bike do you know Bordeaux and the Starfish Gang ?
Nope. I have no idea what that is.
Picked this up today as a replacement frame for the Specialized. It’s a lugged Bianchi Osprey with Tange MTB tubing. From my brief research I think it’s a 1994 frame. I like the top tube routing for all the cables (and luckily my front derailleur is top pull compatible) and it has a cool subtle metallic paint. I plan to just clean it up and maybe polish it. Might give it a coat of clear. Maybe even the Spray Bike Keirin flake? I also need to figure out the seat post size.
I also finally bought a semi-decent front wheel as well. It’s a Alex DM24 rim with a Joytech hub, so not amazing, but it will do. Was going to go disc, but decided to stick with rim brakes.
Argh I think it might be 1” threadless, not 1 1/8” threadless so it won’t work with my fork! I’ll have to pull out my calipers tomorrow and see. Fuck.
It’s 1” threadless! Fuck. I can’t use it with the Clydesdale fork. 😡😭
So I did some tinkering this afternoon… I’ve decided this afternoon is to put the Clydesdale fork on my All City Spacehorse, pull everything off the bent Specialized frame and build up the Bianchi with the parts from there. I’ll put the front rack and basket from the Spacehorse on there too. Build thread for the Bianchi coming soon.
I’ve been trying to bend the Specialized frame back to no avail, so I’m putting it aside for the time being.
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