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Getting frames checked?

Discussion in 'Businesses and Service Providers' started by Orb, May 17, 2012.

  1. G'day guys.

    I'm looking for a shop that can check a bike frame to make sure it is straight and hasn't got any damage - not that the bike has been crashed (as far as I know) but it is old and I want to know for sure.

    The name Laurie Alderton has turned up in a few searches, but all mention of him I can find is about two years old and apparently he was retiring back then.

    Anybody know if he's still working or if there is anybody else in NSW who can do the checks?
  2. The legal situation with written-off motorcycles due to frame damage ensured that all the frame specialists went out of business virtually overnight.

    Can't for the life of me understand why it's still a required training module for apprentices at the TAFE.
  3. Racebikes and trackbikes still need to be checked.
  4. Race bikes and track bikes aren't really part of the training regime.
    Nor are they much of a money earner for the industry.
  5. As far as I know Laure's shop is still in Smithfield,3 seconds on Goggle found 96092889.As far as i know there are exemptions re repairable write offs for historic vehicles,I expect my old bikes would pass,depends on what it is.