Ti frame repair, replacement frame help!!! Also - Airborne/Flyteinfo?

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Gina-Mirela Mustata

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Hi,

I just found out the junction of top/down tubes with the bb shell on my
frame is cracked 90% through. I was wondering if anyone knows if this can
be welded together (safely since I race) or whether the frame should now
be scrapped? If there is no hope can I get some recommendations of
good/stiff frames (that are also reasonably priced - in college here) that
would ride similarly to Airborne/Flyte? This bike is a 2005 Zeppelin and
I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the company? I tried their
website and then found out through another newsgroup that they went
belly-up. Does that basically mean that their lifetime warranty is now
void or is there something I can do about it? Even a partial monetary
replacement would help. How does warranty work with a bankruptcy case?

Thank you for any and all help.
 
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A Muzi

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Gina-Mirela Mustata wrote:
> I just found out the junction of top/down tubes with the bb shell on my
> frame is cracked 90% through. I was wondering if anyone knows if this can
> be welded together (safely since I race) or whether the frame should now
> be scrapped? If there is no hope can I get some recommendations of
> good/stiff frames (that are also reasonably priced - in college here) that
> would ride similarly to Airborne/Flyte? This bike is a 2005 Zeppelin and
> I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the company? I tried their
> website and then found out through another newsgroup that they went
> belly-up. Does that basically mean that their lifetime warranty is now
> void or is there something I can do about it? Even a partial monetary
> replacement would help. How does warranty work with a bankruptcy case?


Warranties are 'lifetime'; theirs, not yours usually. Do they have a
surviving entity? If so, maybe.

This is Ti? A customer showed us a cracked Ti frame which he had
rewelded by an Air Force tech at a local base. That's a rare success story.

If aluminum, repairs exceed value; replace it.
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Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org
Open every day since 1 April, 1971
 
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Carl Sundquist

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"Gina-Mirela Mustata" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I just found out the junction of top/down tubes with the bb shell on my
> frame is cracked 90% through. I was wondering if anyone knows if this can
> be welded together (safely since I race) or whether the frame should now
> be scrapped? If there is no hope can I get some recommendations of
> good/stiff frames (that are also reasonably priced - in college here) that
> would ride similarly to Airborne/Flyte? This bike is a 2005 Zeppelin and
> I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the company? I tried their
> website and then found out through another newsgroup that they went
> belly-up. Does that basically mean that their lifetime warranty is now
> void or is there something I can do about it? Even a partial monetary
> replacement would help. How does warranty work with a bankruptcy case?
>
> Thank you for any and all help.


Roark is a Ti builder nearby. http://www.roarkcycles.com/

You may want to contact them for advice/recommendations of someone
relatively local who can help you.

Warranty in a bankruptcy case often puts you far down the line of creditors.

Good luck.
 
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Friday

Guest
Gina-Mirela Mustata wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just found out the junction of top/down tubes with the bb shell on my
> frame is cracked 90% through. I was wondering if anyone knows if this can
> be welded together (safely since I race) or whether the frame should now
> be scrapped? If there is no hope can I get some recommendations of
> good/stiff frames (that are also reasonably priced - in college here) that
> would ride similarly to Airborne/Flyte? This bike is a 2005 Zeppelin and
> I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the company? I tried their
> website and then found out through another newsgroup that they went
> belly-up. Does that basically mean that their lifetime warranty is now
> void or is there something I can do about it? Even a partial monetary
> replacement would help. How does warranty work with a bankruptcy case?
>
> Thank you for any and all help.
>


Airborne got their frames made by Xcad.

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mrbubl

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Gina-Mirela Mustata wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just found out the junction of top/down tubes with the bb shell on my
> frame is cracked 90% through. I was wondering if anyone knows if this can
> be welded together (safely since I race) or whether the frame should now
> be scrapped? If there is no hope can I get some recommendations of
> good/stiff frames (that are also reasonably priced - in college here) that
> would ride similarly to Airborne/Flyte? This bike is a 2005 Zeppelin and
> I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the company? I tried their
> website and then found out through another newsgroup that they went
> belly-up. Does that basically mean that their lifetime warranty is now
> void or is there something I can do about it? Even a partial monetary
> replacement would help. How does warranty work with a bankruptcy case?
>
> Thank you for any and all help.
>


check in your area for someone that does aircraft repair, 2nd choice
would be welding supply, they can tell you who is buying the stuff that
can weld Ti. I had a frame repaired by a welding shop locally and the
weld looked and performed as new. It cost about $50.
 
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David L. Johnson

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Gina-Mirela Mustata wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I just found out the junction of top/down tubes with the bb shell on my
> frame is cracked 90% through. I was wondering if anyone knows if this can
> be welded together (safely since I race) or whether the frame should now
> be scrapped? If there is no hope can I get some recommendations of
> good/stiff frames (that are also reasonably priced - in college here) that
> would ride similarly to Airborne/Flyte?


Sorry about your broken frame, but I think that you are SOL on warrantee
repair. If you are looking for a good, strong, stiff ti frame check out
Habanero, http://www.habcycles.com -- and tell Mark you got the pointer
here in r.b.t.

--

David L. Johnson

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by
little statesmen and philosophers and divines." --Ralph Waldo Emerson