Re: Is this a crack in the chainstay?



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sceptborg

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Joe LoBuglio wrote:

> If this is a crack, can it just be repaired or need the entire stay be
> replaced?
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> Thank you in advance.
>
> Joe LoBuglio


I picked up a very similar type of bike in a street cleanup.
Probably not a Trek... had been repainted.
Riding around I found it a bit "bouncy" and discovered that the stay had
completely snapped at the same point as yours, but on the drive side : )
I am reasonable at TIG welding bike tubing and I joined and painted this
break, as well as some splits where the stay indenting machine had left
some cracking. I wonder how often this gets painted over?
The repairs stand up well, tho I wouldn't do DH riding.
I did not like to sand the fillet right down, so it shows if you look hard.

Really like the way this bike fits so I ride it a lot.

Rob
 

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