Frame Repair - Is this possible?
I have a production frame that has cracked and isn't covered by warranty. I am looking at a new frame, but I am thinking of trying to get this one repaired and use it as a spare bike.
Here are some pictures of the crack.
This is a Pinarello Dogma 2004 (I think), but it is a magnesium alloy, so a straight weld is probably out. Someone suggested to me that I could get it carbon fibre wrapped to strengthen the join. He said that they would drill the ends of the cracks so they wouldn't spread any more and then reinforce the area with carbon fiber.
So, does anyone know if this is possible?
The second thing, is does anyone know of any frame builders in Sydney Australia who may be able to do this? I am open to sending the frame interstate if I have to, but being able to deal with someone local is preferred.
Any other tips on getting this repaired economically are also welcome.