Cracked titanium frame advice
I don’t know but I certainly wouldn’t want to ride them after myself. One of them the crack originates in the ST/TT weld and propagates forwards, the other is around the down tube not far from the head tube IIRC.Posted 6 years ago
It’s not something I’ve looked into. I’ll try and post some pictures tomorrow.mboySubscriber
What makes? Still in warranty?
If worst comes to the worst, and they can’t be fixed/replaced/repaired, Reynolds the master tube makers are a Birmingham company, drop them a note asking if they can help with recycling Ti as they do Ti too though they’re most famous for Steel.Posted 6 years agorelliott6879Member
Digger90 – Member
I’d have thought the value of Ti would be quite good when weighed in – worth a call to your local scrappy to ask the £ per Kg.
The only problem there is that one would imagine the frames don’t weigh a lot. Although the £ per Kg may be quite favourable, there won’t be a lot of Kg!
Personally, I’d seek advice from a Ti frame builder on having some form of reparatory gussets welded over the damaged areas (‘elastoplast!’). I can think of at least one such person who regularly posts on here, although uttering his name would doubtlessly give rise to howls of derision and accusations of sycophancy from certain quarters. (Sod it, ask Brant!)
Failing that, as b r says, I’d eBay or classified them, clearly stating the damage and disclaiming any responsibility if the new owners elect to risk riding them unrepaired.Posted 6 years agoJamesDMember
Titanium and Aluminium
We are one of the very few frame builders who have equipment and expertise for repair and modification of both Aluminium and Titanium frames and components. Here is a list of regularly carried out repairs and modifications:-
Fit cable stops and guides, including hydraulic brake pipe fittings.
Weld and reinforce broken seat tubes.
Fill cracks in head tubes and recut.
Replace cracked front changer bosses.
Overlay and reinforce cracks in TIG welds.
Replace gear hangers and drop outsPosted 6 years agoglobaltiMember
Just open Yellow Pages and ring round local welding firms until you find one who can TIG weld titanium. You’ll be amazed at the skills that are out there.
I had a Hei Hei frame with a bad chainring gash in the RH chainstay that I wanted to sell; got it welded and refinished at a local firm in Littleborough for £25 then sold it with a full open explanation of what I’d done as well as pictures.Posted 6 years ago
Cheers for the advice, crappy camera phone pictures are here:
Sounds like there’s plenty of options for an adventurous soul getting them fixed up, I’ve not got the time for that myself but am more than happy to pass them on to someone else for a modest amount.
Offers?Posted 6 years ago40mpgSubscriber
I had a crack in the chainstay of my tinbred. Took it to a local company who make titanium components for racing yachts, the guy welded it in his lunchbreak for a tenner, good as gold since.
He fixed another mates tinbred when it split at the TT/seat tube junction, put a neat shim round it, very tidy welding, cost about a tenner too.
Shame they’re not singlespeed frames, as i’m after one, and quite happy to take on a mending job 😀Posted 6 years agoDickyboyMember
Now up for charity auction here;-Posted 6 years ago
Cheers for the post dicky boy:Posted 6 years ago
If anyone fancies one of these frames I’m doing a little auction for Mountain rescue scotland, send me an email with how much you’d be willing to donate (and a frame preference) by MIDDAY today if you fancy a bargain
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