Modification & Repair

{steel never dies}


  There is a fair bit of crossover between our repair and modification services; the full list of services and prices can be found on the master price list.  Below are just a few common options-

This frame had been ridden from Minneapolis to New Orleans and back loaded with gear, see repaired below!

This frame had been ridden from Minneapolis to New Orleans and back loaded with gear, see repaired below!

- replacement or addition of cantilever/centerpull studs

- replacement of dented/cracked frame tubes

-dropout replacement or installation of conversion-style dropouts

- replacement or addition of fender and rack eyelets and bosses

 - modernizing cable routing and other braze-ons.

-refurbishment & repainting with a powdercoat or wetcoat


                                                                  

 With new dropouts, this frame is ready for years more of use!!

 With new dropouts, this frame is ready for years more of use!!

More on Repair and Modification-

Steel is a wonderful material.  One of its truly fantastic characteristics is its dynamic strength.  In competitions, cross-country tours, and daily commuting your frame endures countless strains and impacts that it more or less absorbs, distributes, and mitigates.  You know the saying, "tough as nails?"  Get it?  Sorry.  Anyway, aside from being flexible and strong, steel is also extremely repairable.   When all those stresses finally overcome some part of your frame, it's time for frame repair, not the scrap heap.  Don't let a cracked rack boss be the end of your frame.  Drop me a line and we'll not only fix whatever has failed; we'll leave it stronger than before to resist the specific stresses your unique use puts you frame through.

The same characteristics that make steel frames repairable make them very modifiable; we can add modern touches to old frames to increase utility and to help your frame accept modern component systems with greater ease.  Wish you could securely install a lugguge rack?  All the braze-ons needed can be added you your frame for less that $100.  Cantilever studs, water bottle bosses, rack and fender eyelets, and modern cable guides and stops are all common modifications that can add huge breadth to what your frame can do.

Plenty of repair services overlap with modification options, so i keep all the prices in one place on the master pricelist page.    Questions?   Give me a call or shoot me an email!

 

 

 

 


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