Just got a message from Geoff to say the frame is finished and ready for sending back - much excite!!
I haven’t got the frame back yet but these photos just in from Geoff, looks like a very neat job
Wow a tidy job, for a decent price. Its also a reminder that someone's experience is worth paying for.
I'd go for contrasting paint rather than try to match the orange.
Splendid! Good to see blacksmithry is live and well
Does it have a drain hole now?????
Echoing the other comments, really good quality repair, you must be excited to get it back!
Completely agree re contrasting paint, might be tricky to match the green in the decals and would potentially look like a bit of a dog's breakfast but at least there would ve some sort of (flawed) rationale behind the choice
Maybe black/yellow to tie it into the logo - and should be easier to match (because black is black, ish, and the yellow is small enough that it shouldn't need to be a perfect match)
That's real neat
Original bb shell?
Looks real nice. Not that you'd expect anything less from Geoff.
Good suggestion, will see what can be done locally (Hereford)
Not sure if the original b/b shell but looks like it (and if it’s a new shell then the price is even more of a bargain).
I also asked if breather holes could be drilled in to prevent this happening again
Aaaargh I don’t want to hear this. (about sealed tubes on a thorn ... my new baby has sealed DT, TT and stays. Not sure about seat tube actually.)
Is trying a home solution (ie me with spray cans) of sort of matched yellow at b/b with black bands as the marker of transition into the original orange as bad as it sounds?
It will just rust again with spray cans. You need a decent 2k primer to protect the steel. Ideally an Epoxy primer.
Keep an eye on it. Sure it’ll be fine.
You’d hear water in the tubes and be able to take mitigating action I’m sure.
I was thinking of using a primer but, given my general incompetence, I think I'll be better getting it done properly.
I didn't hear any water in the seat tube - to be fair, I wasn't paying complete attention - hence this sorry episode so, for peace of mind, I'd drill a small breather hole (and keep a better eye on things).
Ok, so after being delayed by the floods the frame is finally back with me, a really tidy repair with holes drilled in so water can drain.
Having been somewhat distracted this last week, I need to get on with sorting out painting for the b/b
Have you got the spray cans out yet? Was it after 'Ride55' you discovered the crack? Dread to think what Neil's got planned this year...
Yes, found the crack after Ride55. Think Neil May have furloughed his 60th...
Right, so I really need to get on this.....
For all sorts of incomprehensible sentimental reasons, I really want to preserve the original paint. I'm struggling to find anyone localish who will just do the b/b area so it's back to considering spray cans and cocking it up myself. Is there anyone who has gone that route and any tips on what to use?
Where is local for you?
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