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    Snapped Workmate's Frame - Advice Needed!

    Seem to have cracked the chainstay on a colleague's Mongoose Salvo Elite 2011. Either that or I didn't notice the damage when I borrowed it (should have checked it first!)

    Has anyone got any suggestions re: a suitable replacement frame? Thanks in advance!

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    Have a Frame Builder repair it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiretracks View Post
    Have a Frame Builder repair it.
    They're annoyingly thin on the ground in my part of the UK. I'm trying to source a replacement part - the rear chainstays are a separate piece of metal on this model, fortunately. Unfortunately I can't find new one.

    Looks like a job for a welder...

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    Depends if you crashed and damaged it (yes) or if it's just a stress fracture from use (no).

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    Aluminum isn't great for repairs. If it's not from a crash and your friend is the original owner, I'd contact Mongoose to see if they'll warranty it. In the US, frame warranty on alu frames is 5 years for the original owner. Not sure about UK, but worth a shot. Stop by a dealer and see what they have to say. Can't hurt - maybe they'll give you a discount on another as a crash replacement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richde View Post
    Depends if you crashed and damaged it (yes) or if it's just a stress fracture from use (no).
    That's what I was thinking. How did this happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noapathy View Post
    Aluminum isn't great for repairs...
    +1, I'm no expert but from what I know, the part is likely to fail if not heat treated after being welded. For a single frame, this is cost prohibitive. Around me they charge just over $200 to do it... but that pricing is for up to 20 frames. So, yeah, if you can find someone who specializes in aluminum it would be cheaper. Find a place that does the heat treating and see if they can recommend a welder.

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    Killing it with close inspection.

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