|De Rosa Frame Repair||my_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 Repair||my_way_ok|
May 19, 2002 1:36 AM
|Pic of the dent.|
|re: De Rosa Frame Repair||Nessism|
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.
Another way to find a builder is to post a message on the following forum: http://www.phred.org/mailman/listinfo/framebuilders
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.
|re: De Rosa Frame Repair||gtx|
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.|
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:
Professional Bicycle Refinishing
3735 Kenora Drive, Suite C
Spring Valley, CA. 91977