Re: Is this a crack in the chainstay?



Joe LoBuglio wrote:
> I recently purchased a 1990 Trek 520. It is a lugged steel frame.
>
> I am concerned that there may be a crack in the non-driveside
> chainstay. Images of the area of concern are at
> http://tinyurl.com/b8zfg .
>
> I was wondering if anyone has seen anything like this before.
>
> I will be chipping the paint off to look at the bare metal but am
> hesitating in case there is some useful information that can be gleened
> from its original state. I will post pictures of the bare metal after
> folks have a chance to look at this.
>
> If this is a crack, can it just be repaired or need the entire stay be
> replaced?


I have a 1991 Trek 520 bicycle frame. It is made from fairly thick and
heavy True Temper tubing. If a fix is needed, or wanted, a competent
welder could just TIG weld over the area. Repaint it with whatever
auto touch up paint matches.
 

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