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Old 06-05-07, 11:38 AM   #1
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Can my Litespeed (aluminum) frame be saved?

Hearing mixed messages on welding aluminum. Well, I have my Litespeed Hyperion which is a aluminum/carbon seatstay frame that has a crack near the bottom bracket chainstay. Can this be saved, maybe made into a nice zippy single speed?
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Old 06-05-07, 01:24 PM   #2
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Someone posted a link to a brazing rod for repairing aluminum. The video is impressive. Bernzomatic makes a similar rod with like published characteristics that is available at Home Depot near the welding equipment. I have not tried either of them. But, it works at home with a propane or MAPP gas torch. You will need to repaint.

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Old 06-05-07, 01:41 PM   #3
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you could get it welded, or find that thread about brazing aluminum and if youre handy/DIY inclined...
go for it!!! save that beauty!

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Depending on the material tho' the frame will need heat treating after welding or brazing or it will break again right around the HAZ of the weld

They were just a rebranded Kinesis frame from memory, better off buying something new than going thru the cost of repairing it properly and repainting it etc...
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Repairing an Aluminum frame.
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my wife used to have that exact frame. one of her favorite bikes of all time.
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