Free frame and a half

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  • Here we have a couple bits I need to get rid of, first up is an old French(?) beater track frame. This frame served me well for years but is showing its age and I wouldn’t feel comfortable saying it’s safe to ride, but would probably just take a bit of tlc and welding to be repaired. There’s a couple cracks around the welds on the dropouts and on the seatstay as well as some crank rubbing damage on the chainstay. The headset has a Nitto Technomic stem jammed into it by a previous owner. As far as I can tell this is due to the fork and headset being the smaller 22.0 old French standard, and the stem being the more modern 22.2. The Shimano UN55 BB and the seatpost seem a bit stuck, but I haven’t had a proper go at removing them so I’m sure they would be removable with a bit of force. Like I said the frame wouldn’t be safe to ride as is but for anyone willing to weld and repair it I’m sure it would be.
    Pickup from SE14 for a few nice beers?

    Also up for grabs for anyone to practice welding or chopping or absolutely anything is the rear half of my broken Mercian KOM frame. 531C steel with Campagnolo dropouts. Has an older Shimano BB that’s still nice and smooth in it, I just don’t have a tool to get it out. I will be attempting to move the seatpost as I have a use for that but again that’s stuck so who knows how successful that’ll be. Again collected from SE14.

    EDIT: managed to get seatpost and BB out of the Mercian so I’ll be keeping them, also freed the seatpost from the purple frame but as it’s a weird size can include it if you want it.

    Pics:
    https://m.imgur.com/a/UYa2wfN

  • @PhilDAS? Or maybe worth posting in the framebuilding threads?

  • Got a few big projects on at the moment so no good for me but thanks for the thought

  • Forgot to add earlier the track frame is a 54

  • if still up for grabs, il take em both

  • Please can I 2nd dibs the Mercian

  • Both still available if you’re after it mate

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Free frame and a half

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