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    I'm told this is scrap - please confirm

    This is a cross-post from the Vintage forum, but I was sent this way. I actually should've posted it here first. Thanks for your input in advance

    Hopeless repair? 1996 GT Zaskar

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    Technically it's repairable, but it will cost you many times what the frame is worth. Scrap it.

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    It can be done see here. Where you can get it done?c no idea.
    Duct tape iz like teh Force. It has a Lite side and a Dark side and it holdz the Universe together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    This is a cross-post from the Vintage forum, but I was sent this way. I actually should've posted it here first. Thanks for your input in advance

    Hopeless repair? 1996 GT Zaskar
    I had a C'Dale Jekyll that cracked at the seatpost. I had it welded by an experienced aluminum welder and then I had it heat treated, quenched and baked to bring it back to T6 temper. It cost about $375, but my wife loves the bike! It has been perfect since.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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    I know this sounds like a weird suggestion, but composites could probably fix it. Carbon and fiberglass are surprisingly not too difficult to work with, and I've seen it repair a cracked seat tube on an aluminum frame. Seems it may be more difficult to bond right there, and it would look different after it's all done because of the layers of carbon or fiberglass.

    Good luck with that!
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    If it was 7005 it would be $400 for a new headtube
    With 6061 you're looking at $400 plus another couple of hundred bucks to bring it through heattreat and a general pain in the ass.
    You'll lose your sweet burnished finish too.
    Find a new one. Those things were everywhere.

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    Clamp the crack shut and run a bead down it problem solved

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarBoom View Post
    Clamp the crack shut and run a bead down it problem solved
    x2.

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    ouch. Time for an upgrade.

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