Re: [CR] modifying old bike parts

Example: Framebuilding:Paint

Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 10:43:52 -0700
From: Brian Van Baush <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: [CR] modifying old bike parts

I'd like to caution against modifying old parts to fit your old bike frame.  If you machine a seatpost, brakes, stems, etc your removing material and possibly putting yourself in an unsafe postion if the part fails in use.  The same caution applies to any frame with a dimple at the down tube, a sign of the frame being in an accident.  

Just my two cents, have a safe weekend.

Anacortes, WA USA