Hey, I was just riding my bicycle yesterday when it started 'squeaking' I didn't think much of it until the afternoon when I looked a bit closer and realised that the frame is cracked all the way through.
I"m not sure how/when this happened, but I'm not too keen on riding it now I know its there. 'catastrophic failure' comes to mind.
Here's a Photo:
So its an Old Raleigh 'Criterium 12 / Triathlon frame I got second hand about a year ago. Can this be fixed? Welded back together or something? Its Reynolds 501 Tubing (or at least some of it is).
I"m located in London, UK so any advice on where I can get it fixed would also be appreciated.
A couple more photos here:
I"d prefer to just fix the frame cheaply as I just had another bicycle stolen in London (TRek 5.3 FX) and It seems inevitable here that it will happen again. Hence I"d like to fix this up, to ride for 6 months before its stolen as well.
Or I guess replace the frame. but that involves more work, moving all the bits and bobs over to a new frame. And I"m lazy, and need something to ride to work each day.