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    Trek Fuel ex 7 subframe

    Someone has this (08) Trek Fuel ex 7 for sale but only thing stopping me from buying it is that is has a crack in rear triangle,Subframe. So heres My questions.

    1. Can it be welded? I know it may weaken it but will it make it at least somewhat ridable?

    2. Trek does have a lifetime waranty on frame but only if your orignal owner. Do you think theres any way to get either a new one from them or buy one. I have heard treks customer service is good.

    3. Hers an attached photo. Thats his attempt at fixing it.

    http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/a...chmentaspx.jpg

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    1. It can be welded, but since it is aluminum it will require heat treatment afterwards. So you would really have to find someone who knows what they are doing, not just the local welder. Do not ride it if you cannot have it welded correctly.

    2. Trek will sell you a crash replacement frame since you are not the original owner. I am not sure how much of a discount that is, but I don't think it is much.

    3. That is a horrible way to "repair" a bike. At least if you value your life.

    I personally would not buy it unless it was dirt cheap. If I had it, I would try to source a new or used rear end. Maybe you can purchase one from Trek.
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    I mean its a 08 for 750$ Which seems like a good deal.

    Im thinking a rear triangle well run about 300-400$?

    Yes i am new to this... I used to have a specialized fuse 4 and p.2 but never a quality mtb.

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