Mountain Biking - frame repair
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I have broken my Tomac frame :( . Tomac will not warranty the frame because it was abused (that is what they tell me anyway) on a flat XC trail, and they do not sell the swingarm either. This is the 4th swingarm that I have broken so I have a big beef with the Tomac company. Anyway, does anyone have experience with repaired frames? I was thinking about getting this swingarm welded (TIG weld) and supposedly it will be as strong as the original (not to reassuring as the frames are weak from the factory!). Any suggestions? THanks
05-18-05, 10:13 AM
What's the swingarm made of? If it is steel you can probably get someone to repair it.
Doesn't sound like you have any options but to have it repaired. I've not heard too many positive stories about repaired aluminum, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Maybe have to have it tempered again after the welding.
I'm riding a bike now that was repaired where the BB meets the downtube, with no problems so far.
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