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High quality frame repair shops?(2 posts)

High quality frame repair shops?brian n
May 27, 2003 12:30 PM
Hi all,

I have a 1997 Ibis mojo with a rather large dent in the top tube. I'm riding it while i square away enough money to replace the frame, but since i'm rather attached to the bike I want to get it repaired and refinished. I was planning on a repaint in a few years at cyclart since they can do the decals and are first rate. Now, I need to find a shop that can replace the top tube as well.

Does anyone know of a high quality frame repairer that can match the weld quality on my mojo? I'm rather sentimental about the bike since it was the last year they made them in Sebastopol. I want a repair that will be undectable both in appearance and strength.

In case you didn't know, the frame is welded with custom frame size-specific Tange Prestige tubing (not lugged or fillet brazed). So I need a welder that can cut the tube out and replace it.

I know this is specific to a mtn bike, but I thought this might be a problem people on this board would have run into before.

thanks,
brian
re: High quality frame repair shops?gtx
May 27, 2003 2:06 PM
I've got a Mojo, too. Great frame, and worth fixing. With some dents, you can roll them out. But if it's bad, it will need to be replaced. You could maybe try some Nor Cal builders like Steelman, Otis Guy, Sycip or Soulcraft (the old Salsa welders). Or maybe Bernie Mikkelsen.

http://www.mikkelsenframes.com

Or maybe try to get in contact with Scott Nicol and ask him what to do--maybe they have some tubing lying around. Good luck!