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Old 10-25-2009, 07:10 PM
42blue15 42blue15 is offline
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Default Re: My Rat Rod - Riff Raff

Originally Posted by bairdco View Post
i wouldn't let a motor get anywhere near that frame. not with those bolted on rear seatstays. yikes!
The seatstays aren't bolted on, they're welded like normal. They might be really thin at the top end, but they're welded.

The split for tightening the seat-post in the seat tube is in the rear center between the seatstays, and the bolt you see is the bolt for tightening the seatpost in the frame. With these kinds of frames, there is no additional seat-post clamp needed. This was considered a "customized" touch on frames in the 1960's and 1970's, and became fairly common on many bikes made during the 1980's.

The forks definitely are trashed, but I do not think that the frame itself is bent from the front-end collision.
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