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    Cracked frame...rideable ?

    Ok gents this is a pic of my frames crack... sorry i only had one of me rippin down a hill lol to crop from...

    basically it is crcked on both sides of the frame on a support that is circled in red....

    what would u guys do? ride it or not?
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    I would ride it, but I'm a moron.

    Considering that is pretty close if not right on to the location on the frame that recieves the most stress, I don't think it would be a good idea to ride it.

    What frame is that?

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    from that picture it is not clear to me what has failed.
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    its a brodie demon... it was only availible as a frameset for a few years... its discontinued now tho
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    ok i'll take another picture of it....
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    Ride it like crazy. Make sure to post those cool xray pics when all is said and done. Thems are cool.
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    call and see if you can get a replacement, if you can't then just ride it to death...
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    thats the mofo.... its on both sides of the bike....
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    imho, it looks like it could take a little bit more abuse. keep a close eye on things to see fi they get worse.

    also, keep your eyes open for a deal on a new frame. because, chances are, this one's life is starting to come to an end.
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    I wouldnt ride it, you'll regret it when it fails at the worst time.

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    I would ride it till it snaps. As some one else stated. I to am in idot.
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    I wouldn't. It's cracked so it's weak, but not broken completely. But think of what your gonna have to do to snap it completely, your gonna be haulin azz and land something big and BAM, YOUR FVCKED! Too bad about your bike though, I like the demon.

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    Jb weld it

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    yeah the bike rips but its incredibly heavy... 3 years of hard use and ive blown shocks on it so im not too surprised... im also not very light haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Jb weld it
    I wouldn't. It wouldn't do much IMO. The chainstay/downtube/seattube intersection(i.e. all around the bb) takes the most strain of any part of the bike. As I said before, I'd ride it because I'm a moron and addicted to riding, but it's not smart! and it can snap at any time!

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    Then duct tape it

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    if no warranty, i'd weld a small chunk of steel overtop of it and give'r and of course keep a close eye on it.

    my buddy had good success extending the life of his old K2 disco monkey back in the day, he welded cross braces on each side of his headtube after sheering it off and ovaling it *Stratos S8 on a K2 =death* welded it back up, braced it and road it HARD for another year.... he was problably one of the lucky ones though.... the frame never did die he just eventually replaced it.

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    Think about it, I know a new frame can be much dolares, but if your frame snaps while your riding your going to pay a shitload for medical fees, be out of biking for a while, AND need a new frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacubaya
    Then duct tape it
    you know what they say.... "If you can't duct is then F*ck it!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKRida
    if no warranty, i'd weld a small chunk of steel overtop of it and give'r and of course keep a close eye on it.

    my buddy had good success extending the life of his old K2 disco monkey back in the day, he welded cross braces on each side of his headtube after sheering it off and ovaling it *Stratos S8 on a K2 =death* welded it back up, braced it and road it HARD for another year.... he was problably one of the lucky ones though.... the frame never did die he just eventually replaced it.
    you can't weld steel onto an aluminum frame

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    Get it welded!

    Get ahold of a local welder that welds aluminum and have him weld it. Looks like you will have to remove that rocker link and then there will be room. I had a welder take care of my rear swingarm for 15 bucks and it has held up to my 230lb bodys riding drops, downhill and AM riding. I did this cause warranty was gone and no longer made frame either. It has squeezed more life out of the bike.

    If its past warranty or they don't have replacement frame than get it welded. Aluminum can be welded on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarburn
    Get ahold of a local welder that welds aluminum and have him weld it. Looks like you will have to remove that rocker link and then there will be room. I had a welder take care of my rear swingarm for 15 bucks and it has held up to my 230lb bodys riding drops, downhill and AM riding. I did this cause warranty was gone and no longer made frame either. It has squeezed more life out of the bike.

    If its past warranty or they don't have replacement frame than get it welded. Aluminum can be welded on.
    If its 7005 it can be welded and might be ok, 6061 needs to be heat treated after welding or it will be too weak.

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    i would, just would take it kinda easy and save for a new one..
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    Why do you mention that you're a moron in all your posts. Thats one of those things that doesn't need to be said. Its evident enough from your post if that's an apt description or not.
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    sell it and don't tell the buyer it is broken


    just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locoman
    Why do you mention that you're a moron in all your posts. Thats one of those things that doesn't need to be said. Its evident enough from your post if that's an apt description or not.
    Maybe he's trying to be "hard" and prove that he's such a hardcore rider that he doesn't care if his frame is cracked.

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    I would see what the warranty policy is....maybe you can get a crash replacement for it also.........

    then you could use the new frame or sell it (new) and get something else


    It's days are over ....don't ride it no more....if that breaks you are done......but it does look like you still have support at the down tube....you might want to look for stress marks or cracks their too
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    Run some drywall screws through the soon-to-be two halves.
    Deck screws area a little better, but it sounds like you don't have the money to handle the situation properly, anyway, so just use the drywall screws.

    Oh, if you do ride it, make sure to post the X-ray pics.
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    Get it welded, If tis crack a bit sooner or later it gona snap, and would not be fun when your really hucken it, not to mention if it snaps you'll probably snap with it. You also have the chance of really screwing up other parts that havent broke yet.

    Light riding...eh really light

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crash07_25
    Get it welded, If tis crack a bit sooner or later it gona snap, and would not be fun when your really hucken it, not to mention if it snaps you'll probably snap with it. You also have the chance of really screwing up other parts that havent broke yet.

    Light riding...eh really light
    If you just weld it, it will likely be weaker than it is with the crack. To weld it properly, it will need to be heat treated. If you just weld it, you'll make the aluminum very soft in that area.
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    RIP that frame buddy. It's done like a thanksgiving turkey. Time to upgrade....



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