Re: [CR]When is a 3Rensho no longer a 3Rensho?

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 11:56:38 -0400
To: Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]When is a 3Rensho no longer a 3Rensho?
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References: <705383.83097.qm@web31812.mail.mud.yahoo.com>


At 10:04 AM 06/09/2007 -0500, LTravers wrote:
>At this time, I am just going to ride
>it. It rides as sweet as the "untweaked" 3Rensho I had a couple of
>years ago. Hands off straight and true. Truth be told, I am not
>concerned about it.

So, exactly how is it "tweaked"? Bent tubes or just a little dent? I've jacked out a frame with a bent fork and tweaked top and down tubes at the head lugs with only some cracked paint left to show for it. However, this was a gaspipe Miele and better tubing may not be as malleable.

Would expertly fixing small dings with body filler be acceptable if it's invisible, so long as you keep it quiet so it doesn't start another Bondo dispute on the CR list?

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada