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Join Date: Apr 2005
Bikes: early 80's bianchi dog/ Klein Pulse Race
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Broken Head Tube
I'm in the process of overhauling a early 70's sekine road bike that I've been commuting on for the last two years. It's a lugged steel frame. When I removed my fork to grease the headset bearings, the lower pressed race just fell out onto the ground. Upon inspection, the bottom of the headtube has split along a welded seam. Are headtubes even supposed to have seams? How unsafe has this been? Can it be fixed?
I like my bike, and I want to repair the frame if possible. If anyone could please, please help, I'd be grateful. I'm attaching some pics of the break and the headtube.