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De Rosa Frame Repair(6 posts)

De Rosa Frame Repairmy_way_ok
May 19, 2002 1:32 AM
I dented the top tube of my De Rosa Neo Primato and want to get it repaired. I think the top tube needs to be replaced, but I guess I will leave that up to the pros. Does anyone know a contact to get this repair done? It is a shame to trash such a nice frame that can easily be repaired.
re: De Rosa Frame Repairmy_way_ok
May 19, 2002 1:36 AM
Pic of the dent.
re: De Rosa Frame RepairNessism
May 19, 2002 4:13 AM
A good builder would likely be able to repair the dent without replacing the tube although I'm not sure. It will need a paint job afterward though.

Check out the following link to help you find a builder in your area.

http://www.henryjames.com/blocator.html

Another way to find a builder is to post a message on the following forum: http://www.phred.org/mailman/listinfo/framebuilders

Good luck.

Ed
More linksNessism
May 19, 2002 4:19 AM
Check out the Painters section of Sheldon Brown's links. Several good repair/repaint houses here. Cycle Art, Hot tubes, ect.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bicycling-links.html
re: De Rosa Frame Repairgtx
May 19, 2002 8:39 AM
depending on how thin that tubing is a builder or good mechanic might be able to roll out it (you need the right tools obviously and most shops won't have 'em). I rolled out a dent about that big on a Columbus SL tubed bike--didn't even mess up the paint. If it came to replacing the tube I honestly wouldn't bother.
Joe Bell!JaeP
May 19, 2002 12:11 PM
Two years ago I was involved in a serious bike crash. The top tube and down tube buckled on my '89 Paramount and I had it repaired by none other than Joe Bell, all around swell guy and good cyclist to boot. Here's his address:

Joe Bell
Professional Bicycle Refinishing
3735 Kenora Drive, Suite C
Spring Valley, CA. 91977

Ph: 619.469.4312
Fax: 619.469.1795