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    cracked seat tube

    wonder if anybody can recommend a welder in GTA that would be able to fix a crack in a seat tube.
    it's a steel frame.

    TIA
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    I have a feeling that the way the crack is moving you would need a whole new seat tube to fix that and not a simple patch over. That might prove very costly

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    Ooh, that's not good. Unless that was a really expensive/custom frame, it might just be simpler to replace it.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    That's into the weld. Not good. Easier to replace the frame.

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    It could be welded up and ridden for years, or it could start to crack again pretty quickly.

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    fire an email/pic to hugh @ truenorthcycles.
    Vern Dog the Bike Guy

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    just a warning. I don't know what steel alloy it is made of

    but some metals like chrome moly should be welded carefully (experience welder) and maybe stress relief annealed afterwards, to reduce the brittleness at the weld. Unless this is an expensive frame, you can pick up a cheap steel frame for less than any shop is going to charge you to fix right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VernDog View Post
    fire an email/pic to hugh @ truenorthcycles.
    Back in the Steel is Real days in Guelph I had Hugh fix three separate frames for me, including 2 that were broken completely in half. I still have one of them. But now in the era of $150 internet frames, not sure it would be cost effective.

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    just curious...chromag frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawz View Post
    just curious...chromag frame?
    it's Soma Juice frame

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    How old is the frame? If it's still under warranty then contact the manufacturer and see what they can do for you. Get if fixed only if you can't get it replaced for a reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius View Post
    How old is the frame? If it's still under warranty then contact the manufacturer and see what they can do for you. Get if fixed only if you can't get it replaced for a reasonable price.
    it's marginally within a warranty period, and although i'm not an original owner, they still offered me a discount price on a new frame

    however, they don't have older models in stock and for the new ones they switched from
    track ends to sliding dropouts, i'm not a fan of those, that's why i'd rather fix my old frame if possible.

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    Frank, at Frank's Specialized Welding in St.Catharines. 905-682-0047. Does most of our customer's frame repairs. Old school, qualified, fast, affordable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgwisdek View Post
    Frank, at Frank's Specialized Welding in St.Catharines. 905-682-0047. Does most of our customer's frame repairs. Old school, qualified, fast, affordable.
    Thanks!

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