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  • Scott Octane FX frame

     SMF_12 updated 8 years, 3 months ago 5 Members · 6 Posts
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  • Yoshi

    28 April 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Got this today for….£10

    Got 2 small cracks at the swingarm pivot points (common) getting them sorted or track down a good swingarm.

    Will be sanding down, spraying then building up. Not going to go wild as im only doing light XC.

  • Gunner

    28 April 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Total bargain. 😀

    It will be very interesting to see how this project ends up as the “finished bike”.

  • ammacorider

    29 April 2012 at 11:26 am

    blimey bargin

  • Yoshi

    5 May 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Right, ive sorted the swingarm, I originally asked the blokes at my work to weld the problem area which turned out to be more than a crack, the small lower pinch end broke off. They tried to MIG weld with aluminium rods but the job was too small and we only have big equipment.

    So I tried this Durafix aluminium solder/brazing stuff.

    Wasnt expecting much and….was I proved wrong! It melts like solder and hardens solid. Had a trial go on a piece of aluminium and I couldnt break the weld. So I done the swingarm and its great, just needs tidying up then sanding ready for paint. I also replaced the pivot bearings with Timken bearings.

    Just need to decide on what colour now 😕

  • dannyg

    5 May 2012 at 4:32 pm

    good luck with it mate look forward to seeing it finished 8)

  • SMF_12

    5 May 2012 at 9:55 pm

    bargain!!!!!!!! 😯

    cant wait to see the build pics!!

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