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Old 06-11-08, 10:03 AM   #1
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Cracked Ti Frame

Does anyone have a recommendation of someone (ideally in the Madison, WI area) who could help me with a titanium Lemond frame repair? I have a hairline crack running through the left barrel adjuster mount on the down tube. It's been there a long time but I always thought it was in the paint. Photo here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhirby/2570863214/

I stripped all the paint off last weekend and I realize now it's a hairline crack going about 1/3 around the frame itself. It still seems to be super strong, but I'm obviously leary of rebuilding around a compromised frame. Blurry photo attached showing the crack.

Thanks for passing this along to anyone who could help.
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Old 06-16-08, 09:09 AM   #2
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Lemond has a lifetime frame warranty; take the bike to a dealer and they should take care of it.
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