Frame Question- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Frame Question

  1. #1
    Slacker
    Reputation: FreakyC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    72

    Frame Question

    I got a custom ti frame single speed & rigid. I cracked the top tube after 7 months, he cut out and replaced with a new one. Thicker walled. Now 2 months later, ive cracked the down tube. He wants to cut it out and replace it with a thicker walled ti tube. he said i must have stressed the down tube weld, when i cracked the top tube, and thats why its cracked.

    My question: Does this mess with the integrity of the frame, to shall i say, cut and paste it again. Will the heating and rewelding, caus me problems in the future?

    Have other rigid riders has these types of problems. He tried to blame it on the way i ride, which doesnt make sense to me, im sure most ride em the same way??

    thanks

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    100
    A) A good custom builder asks about how/what you ride, and takes that into account when building the frame.
    B) Depends upon the (possible) post- heat treatment that they do. He should have known that the additional heat needed to weld in the larger tube would have affected the other welds. Sounds like unless he wants some SERIOUSLY bad press, he owes you a newly built frame designed for you and the way you ride. Otherwise, you will never know everytime he changes out a tube here and there.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    160
    I can't imagine thinking about what tube will crack at the beginning of every ride. I am currently in the market for a couple of custom bikes, if you don't mind can you PM me the result of your issues with this builder? I promise not to share names, I just want to be informed.

    Good luck.

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.