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Cracked Frame 1983 GT All Terra Karakoram
#1
I have a vintage 1983 GT All Terra Karakoram with original killer paint job. I cracked the back tube just in front of the rear derailure on one side and bent the other back tube. Can this be repaired?
I realize the weld would have to be exact for the rear derailure to shift correctly. I have been through a lot with this bike and it breaks my heart to have this damage. I was thinking of consulting a welder too.
Thanks!
Gil
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#2
lets see some pics of the bike please
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#3
Yes it can be repaired, But you are going to have to have it repainted, because to repair it, much of the paint is going to have to come off.

This should only be repaired by an experienced bicycle frame builder. You may be able to hook with one here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/229-Framebuilders

Personally, I would look for a replacement frame.
Nigel
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#4
(11-20-2011, 09:22 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  Yes it can be repaired, But you are going to have to have it repainted, because to repair it, much of the paint is going to have to come off.

This should only be repaired by an experienced bicycle frame builder. You may be able to hook with one here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/229-Framebuilders

Personally, I would look for a replacement frame.

where are you from Gil, I coud hook you up with this Jewel if you like
"Where there is Gil there is a way" PM me if you like
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
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#5
(11-20-2011, 11:21 AM)painkiller Wrote:  
(11-20-2011, 09:22 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  Yes it can be repaired, But you are going to have to have it repainted, because to repair it, much of the paint is going to have to come off.

This should only be repaired by an experienced bicycle frame builder. You may be able to hook with one here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/229-Framebuilders

Personally, I would look for a replacement frame.

where are you from Gil, I coud hook you up with this Jewel if you like
"Where there is Gil there is a way" PM me if you like

(11-20-2011, 12:12 PM)Gil Wrote:  
(11-20-2011, 11:21 AM)painkiller Wrote:  
(11-20-2011, 09:22 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  Yes it can be repaired, But you are going to have to have it repainted, because to repair it, much of the paint is going to have to come off.

This should only be repaired by an experienced bicycle frame builder. You may be able to hook with one here:
http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdisplay.php/229-Framebuilders

Personally, I would look for a replacement frame.

where are you from Gil, I coud hook you up with this Jewel if you like
"Where there is Gil there is a way" PM me if you like

I am about 1 hour north of Philly. Doylestown....Dude that is my bike except I had the red one...great bike and paint job. What's you deal?


Gil lives in Doylestown 18902. 215-651-2505
1 hour north of Philly. Do you want to sell? Trade?
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#6
I thought you might be off a bit on the 83" year. when you said killer paint job I knew you would like it. I am a big fan of high end rigid and always will be. Its these bikes that I search for every day and re-furb. I wish bike companys would still put out bikes like these without disc brakes and cheap a.. forks
why not make a 8 or 9 speed bomb proof top mount thumb shifter? any way give me a ring Gil
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(11-20-2011, 01:57 PM)painkiller Wrote:  I thought you might be off a bit on the 83" year. when you said killer paint job I knew you would like it. I am a big fan of high end rigid and always will be. Its these bikes that I search for every day and re-furb. I wish bike companys would still put out bikes like these without disc brakes and cheap a.. forks
why not make a 8 or 9 speed bomb proof top mount thumb shifter? any way give me a ring Gil

(11-19-2011, 12:11 PM)Gil Wrote:  I have a vintage 1983 GT All Terra Karakoram with original killer paint job. I cracked the back tube just in front of the rear derailure on one side and bent the other back tube. Can this be repaired?
I realize the weld would have to be exact for the rear derailure to shift correctly. I have been through a lot with this bike and it breaks my heart to have this damage. I was thinking of consulting a welder too.
Thanks!
Gil
Hey Painkiller:
I was going to try to find a Karakoram frame and transfer all the components. My son works for a charity that donates free bikes to kids. He gets old bikes and puts them together for free. He learned how to do thi sin college and has all the tools. Did you refurbish the yellow GT in teh pic. My bike was was kept in pristine condition.
How can I reach you? Give me a number to contact you. Definitely 80's when I bought the red one.
Gil 215-651-2505
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