[help] repaire a cracked aluminium frame

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by 30x26, May 24, 2003.

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  1. 30x26

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  2. Ari

    Ari Guest

    unless your time isn't very expensive, this is the type of thing thats cheaper to replace

    "30x26" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > here is my frame: http://web.tiscali.it/freeride/crack01.jpg
    > http://web.tiscali.it/freeride/crack02.jpg
    >
    > today i noticed the light and narrow crack shown in the photos :-(
    >

    > waiting for a new frame (1-2 months) could i weld a sort of gusset around the crack and continue
    > using the bike? would the reinforced frame be "enough safe"?
    >
    > thanks for your help.
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    > 30x26 Diego Massoglio
     
  3. Mark Hickey

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    30x26 <[email protected]> wrote:

    >here is my frame: http://web.tiscali.it/freeride/crack01.jpg
    >http://web.tiscali.it/freeride/crack02.jpg
    >
    >today i noticed the light and narrow crack shown in the photos :-(
    >

    >waiting for a new frame (1-2 months) could i weld a sort of gusset around the crack and continue
    >using the bike? would the reinforced frame be "enough safe"?

    In a word, NO!!!!

    Welding a gusset in that area without heat treating the frame would probably make it more
    likely to fail.

    You do NOT want that top tube to fail while riding - park the bike.

    Mark Hickey Habanero Cycles http://www.habcycles.com Home of the $695 ti frame
     
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