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The things some people do

Matt brought me this frame of unknown origon. I would say roughly circa 1950, maybe 1960.

Matt's circa 1960's frame

Matt’s circa 1960’s frame

At some time somebody had managed to snap one of the seat lug ears off. I can only imagine that the cause of this is because they had used a seat post that was too small and had simply continued to tighten the binder bolt past the point of no return. Anyway, their method of repair was to drill a hole straight through the frame (and presumably the seat post) so that they could then put a bolt right through the lot and prevent the post from slipping down.

The repair you shouldnt do

The repair you shouldnt do

This rendered the frame somewhat useless for anyone of a different height, letalone the asthetic damage done to it. I ground off the remains of the binder and fashioned a new one that was then brass brazed on the the lug beside the original. I turned up a couple of plugs and silver soldered them into the holes.

Plug and new seatlug ear

Plug and new seatlug ear

I filed them down and reamed the seattube once they cooled. A coat of paint and it will be good as new

Finished and in need of paint

Finished and in need of paint

 
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