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    what to do with broken frames?

    I know it seems kinda random, but when you guys break a frame, do you throw them in the trash or recycle them or keep them or what? I cracked my diamondback frame and i dont know what to do with it, its just taking up space.

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    I've got the space and

    stuck two up on the walls as decorations, same as a bunch of old race numbers, stickers, parts, etc. Probably the closest to art I'll get.
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    You should mail it to me.... so I can cut the tubes, and practice TIG welding if it's an aluminum frame. I haven't TIG'd in a year, so I need to brush up.

    If it's steel... send it anyway. I can make a lamp out of it or something.


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    stool

    cut off the frt triangle and use the rear triangle w/ seatpost & seat as a stool.. seen some pics of a few around, pretty cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by ajw8899
    I know it seems kinda random, but when you guys break a frame, do you throw them in the trash or recycle them or keep them or what? I cracked my diamondback frame and i dont know what to do with it, its just taking up space.
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    In college my roommates and I used to hang all of our broken frames on the wall. Its a great conversation starter even for non-bike people... Of course we also had a van seat with the seatbelts still attached, and a couch with no cushions, so I'm nto sure you should be taking decorating advise from me. ahhhh, the good ol' days

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    sell sell sell

    If it's a full suspension or has a removable derallure hanger you could sell those on ebay, some discontinued frame parts can go for big bucks. (pivots, rear triangle or front half, etc) But it all goes to condition. The other posts' suggestions work too.

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    Brewdog, I think that somehow broken frames aren't

    probably going to make very good choppers...
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    Just don't throw it in the trash because then it'll just get buried in a land fill for eternity next to all those broken VCR decks and Happy Meal toys.

    I like the stool idea. If only I had welding gear.
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    No need for welding gear.

    All you need to make a stool is a hacksaw, just chop the front triangle off , bend the rear triangle apart for stability and sit I have one and it works great when I'm working on my bike down low.

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpaws
    Just don't throw it in the trash because then it'll just get buried in a land fill for eternity next to all those broken VCR decks and Happy Meal toys.

    I like the stool idea. If only I had welding gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burger
    All you need to make a stool is a hacksaw, just chop the front triangle off , bend the rear triangle apart for stability and sit I have one and it works great when I'm working on my bike down low.
    Great!

    Got any pics of this stool?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigHit-Maniac
    You should mail it to me.... so I can cut the tubes, and practice TIG welding if it's an aluminum frame. I haven't TIG'd in a year, so I need to brush up.

    If it's steel... send it anyway. I can make a lamp out of it or something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpaws
    Great!

    Got any pics of this stool?
    No pics here, but I can agree that they are pretty neat. My fav LBS has one sitting around, it's a good way to do something with a broken frame.

    One of their employees has a broken Kona on his wall - either method makes something useful out of the bike....furniture or art.

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