- Just bought a cracked ti frame.. where to repair?
Not really, I know a Ti Framebuilder but I am not honestly sure he’d be competitive on a repair. However the info might help other people help you.
If you have no other good leads you can try asking Rich at Baldwin Titanium, though as mentioned, he may not be able to do it cheaply as he’s set up for whole frame builds.Posted 1 year agoNorthwindSubscriber
I bought a cracked gen 1 Soda, got Enigma to weld it up- jamj1974 bought it off me and as far as I know the frame’s still going strong. Cost me something like £100 including return postage.
Way I see it, it’s true that a weld doesn’t have to be pretty to be good… But tidy, quality work shows skill and care. And if you can have strong and tidy, why would you not? If I had a titanium gate that needed fixed I might get Vernon Barker to do it.Posted 1 year agoBadlyWiredDogSubscriber
Depending on where the crack is exactly, you may be able to get away with using a double bolt clamp – something like this – and possibly a dropper post.
I did that with my old Setavento after advice from an engineering mate that as long as the cracked area is under compression, the crack is unlikely to propagate. You could always drill a hole at the end of the existing crack as a double insurance if you do that.
Obviously it depends on where the crack is, but if its under the clamp, it’ll save you getting it welded, though it’s not particularly pretty. I am not an engineer btw, but it’s worked for me for the past six years or so.Posted 1 year ago
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