Framebuilders - Is this aluminum frame fixable? And how?
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09-02-10, 06:29 PM
The attached picture shows the small crack I have in the frame joint of this 1986 Guerciotti.
Can it be fixed, or is the frame done for?
09-03-10, 12:02 AM
is it alan or Vitus? There are people that fix those as I mentioned in one of your other threads. See this (http://www.guywires.com/vitusmain.htm)
09-06-10, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the link to the repair place. How do I tell if the frame is Alan or Vitus?
09-06-10, 07:08 PM
your best bet is to ask the company at the link. I think there is another company that does this, I'm guessing they will refer you if it's the wrong brand
It's an Alan. Check classic rendezvous (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Italy/alan.htm).
09-06-10, 08:19 PM
It turns out that it's nearly impossible to search for anyone that repairs Alans, at least on google. It's amazing how many bike shops are named "Alan's bike shop"
09-23-10, 06:41 PM
You have to ship it back to the factory in Italy.
via Scapacchio est, 43 - 35030 SACCOLONGO (PD) ITALIA
Read off a scan of an old brochure .
I had one in the 80s , airfreight charge was as if it weighed 55#, due to carton girth.
I discarded the frame. and put all the parts on a steel frame..
Have a couple 25.0mm campag SR seatposts FYI... FS
09-24-10, 01:00 AM
Those frames were made by ALAN probably 20 years ago, so i really doubt ALAN is fixing those frames anymore because they were discontinued zillions of years ago, always u can send an email and ask if they still have lugs moving around OR find another frame from where to get a good lug and replace it, this thing it is glued so it is not a problem to put it back together, but pretty much u have a dead frame now.
Just a crazy idea ok? Have u ever tried to use kevlar/ fiberglass and carbon fiber to fix it? U need to reinforce the whole area 1st with fiberglass then use CF, it would look weird but the frame would be usable.
Good luck :)
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