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Repairing a broken Ti frame

moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
edited July 2010 in Workshop
A few years ago, I broke my ti road frame. A crack developed at the BB / down tube weld and propagated about 4" up the downtube. I've been reluctant to bin it and I've thought about getting it repaired on and off.

I need some suggestions on repair options. Can anyone recommend a framebuilder or ti fabricator that can do something? I think it is aircraft grade 6Al/4.5V Ti alloy

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  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    See if you can find a local non-ferrous welder with experience of titanium - thin walled tubes can be tricky though. The other would be to send it to someone like Enigma
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
  • pete.whelanpete.whelan Posts: 788
    A lot of Ti frame builders give a life-time warranty on frames and will replace/repair them.
    My daughter managed to have her Van Nicholas crack on her and it was replaced within a week.

    Who makes/made your frame ?
    Recipe: shave legs sparingly, rub in embrocation and drizzle with freshly squeezed baby oil.
  • moonshinemoonshine Posts: 1,021
    The frame was made by Massi, prob in '98. No lifetime warranty...tried that... They no longer do Ti frames. Pity as it is lovely....

    That's why I'm looking for a repair. If economical
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