So maybe its not worth it to 'modernize' an old steel frame? I just want to put 7 spd bar-end
shifters, and a rear derailer on an old Nishiki garage sale frame.
"ajames54T" <[email protected]
> wrote in message
> On Fri, 07 Mar 2003 13:54:44 GMT, Harris <[email protected]
> >KBH <[email protected]
> >> How much will a typical LBS charge for:
> >> A) respacing rear droputs from 124 to 130 (old steel frame)
> >About $20.
> >> B) brazing/welding on a derailleur hanger/tab?
> >I don't think the "typical" LBS could do this.
> >Art Harris
> Agreed a typical LBS would only point you to a builder who did repairs .... when I had my shop all
> i would do was recommend (I would trust my own brazing if I was riding but would not give it to a
> customer and I was at one time pretty darn good at it).
> I think the $20 is a big under estimate, the guys I knew who did frame repair work (well) had
> minimum charges of $80 to $150.