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My bike is sick - help!

ekimqekimq Posts: 20
edited December 2007 in MTB workshop & tech

Fitted a new saddle last night on my faithful old GT Zaskar and noticed this crack. Is it terminal, or can I get it fixed?

Any pointers gratefully received


  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    terminal really the repair cost will exceed the replacement cost.

    repair will be, weld and then re heat treat the whole frame.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • clasclas Posts: 187
    sadly hes right
    aluminium welding is not too easy either!.
    by god that must have had some abuse over the years!
    I never touched it! It was broke when I got here.
  • batch78batch78 Posts: 1,320
    Thats quite sad i feel for you
    And to brighten things up again heres a pointer :arrow:
    Unfortunately its time for new frame even if you did fix it would look ghastly and cost
  • z000mz000m Posts: 544
    that looks like a crack from having not enough of the seat post inserted
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    I agree with the above.

    And I dont think its a Zaskar, the end cap on the top tube should be flat, not curved.
  • avalange or agresor with the curved end cap
    stephen hall
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