Ti frame – do I have a problem??
I thought any sort of blueing on titanium, no matter how slight, was evidence of oxidation, which significantly weakens the metal.
I may be wrong though, so I’d check my facts before I got in to an argument over it.
One thing that I’m absolutely sure of though, is that a crack through a weld really does significantly weaken the metal.Posted 4 years agoconvertSubscriber
That’s a 456 isn’t it? A bit of a shocker that – tbh there is plenty of evidence of chain suck there too but I doubt that was the reason to have to put the weld down. A bit of a mess all around and without mentioning the repair beforehand that’s a no brainer return especially with the crack in the weld too.
What did it look like in the photos you saw before buying?Posted 4 years ago
Don’t want to say what frame it is as I don’t want to shame the seller, yes I want a refund but if its handled properly then that’s fair enough, its not ideal but mistakes are sometimes made.
As for photos, no real close ups, some general pics and a description, which has always served me well enough in the past but I guess you live and learn….Posted 4 years ago
Bought a titanium frame from the classifieds and when it arrived I noticed it had some marking/signs of possible repair on the drive side chain stay. It wasn’t flagged up before I bought it. I asked the seller about it and he said it was due to chainsuck and he bought it like that. Is this going to cause me a problem? I’m a little peeved but don’t really want to return it unless it is likely to cause me issues. Opinions welcomed…
Posted 4 years ago
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