Nick from Retro bike had this lovely Roberts white spider but it had a dent in the downtube that made it un-ridable and not economical to rebuild. So he sent it to me. I cut the Down tube out but found it hard to get out of the Bottom bracket. I later found a small tig tack. Not sure if that is Chas Roberts method or a previous repair. Anyways a new tube and some capillary brazing of the bottom bracket and a big fillet in the head tube and its back and straight.
Headtube was bit flared so i added some brass there too. Then on to paint. I got some great hot rod paint from Specialist paints in Candy Pearl green.
Job done. Nicks very happy and it all cost £150. not bad.
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