I have have the above bike since August 2007. I like a stretched ride and I'm 6' 0" so I had the seatpost above its minimum insertion point. As I weight over 90kg (14.5 stone) the pressure resulted in a hairline crack on the frame just where the seatpost inserts. Silly of me I know!
What I needed to know was can such a hairline crack (which is has now spread completely full circle) be repaired by an alumnium welder?
Advice much appreciated.