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    Crack Advise Wanted

    I have a 2009 Scott CX Team frame and fork that has a 1" crack on the side of the headtube. I tried to use an epoxy to fill it (I didn't think it would work, but I only lost $8), but when I put in the headset, the crack opened up.

    Is this crack in an area that can be TIG welded?

    Thanks,
    Ian
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    Crack Advise Wanted

    Quote Originally Posted by w98seeng View Post
    I have a 2009 Scott CX Team frame and fork that has a 1" crack on the side of the headtube. I tried to use an epoxy to fill it (I didn't think it would work, but I only lost $8), but when I put in the headset, the crack opened up.

    Is this crack in an area that can be TIG welded?

    Thanks,
    Ian
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    That's a 6061 aluminum frame, I think I've heard tig'ing aluminum a second time need to have all kinds of post heat treatment to get it to work, so replacing the frame seems the best choice.
    cheers
    andy walker

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    Sorry but it is new frame time.

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    You'll never get the ID of the head tube back to the right tolerance. Sorry, it's wall art.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afwalker View Post
    That's a 6061 aluminum frame,
    andy walker
    According to BikePedia, the frame is 7005 double butted aluminum.

    Anyway, it was worth the gamble.


    Ian

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    Put a hose clamp around it! :P

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    A fair number of scotts have done that from that vintage (CXs and speedsters). Are you the original owner? Take it to a dealer and see about warranty if you are.

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