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Old 05-11-11, 10:35 PM   #1
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Should I fix this Crack on Seat Stay?

I discovered this little (<1cm) crack on my frame's seat stay and was wondering if any repairs (welding) are necessary.

P.S. I am converting this frame into a fixed gear.
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Old 05-11-11, 11:32 PM   #2
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Maybe it's just my eyes, but I don't see a crack (i.e., separation). I see what appears to be a seatlug with a rather crudely brazed seatstay cap and some rust at the joint. I'm not that knowledgeable in frame construction, so my diagnosis or terminology may be lacking.
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Old 05-11-11, 11:42 PM   #3
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looks like the cap piece joint was a bit short on brass

but the seatstay to seat tube braze joint is still Ok.

ready for a repaint?
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Old 05-12-11, 01:48 AM   #4
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Nothing a little JB Weld can't fix.
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..I don't see a crack (i.e., separation). I see what appears to be a seatlug with a rather crudely brazed seatstay cap and some rust at the joint. ..
+1

Unless parts are moving in relation to each other, I'd say that is just paint coming off, maybe on top of a less than stellar braze in the first place. If that's the case I'd monitor it somewhat but otherwise not do anything about it unless I was planning a repaint anyhow.
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Old 05-12-11, 09:58 AM   #6
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That's just sloppy brazing. It looks to be intact though, so no worries. If you're re-painting the frame, you could fill the gap with a little more brass but it's not worth bothering with until you're ready to repaint.
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P.S. I am converting this frame into a fixed gear.
Why? Haven't you heard?

This year it's trendy to use road bikes on the road!
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I have no idea, I could not find the crack, sorry
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Why? Haven't you heard?

This year it's trendy to use road bikes on the road!
Heheh, good one Kimmo

Thanks for the replies guys!
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