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    Is this aluminum frame fixable? And how?

    The attached picture shows the small crack I have in the frame joint of this 1986 Guerciotti.

    Can it be fixed, or is the frame done for?

    thanks
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    is it alan or Vitus? There are people that fix those as I mentioned in one of your other threads. See this

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    Thanks for the link to the repair place. How do I tell if the frame is Alan or Vitus?

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    your best bet is to ask the company at the link. I think there is another company that does this, I'm guessing they will refer you if it's the wrong brand

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    It's an Alan. Check classic rendezvous.
    homebuilt commuter, mixte, road and track (+ Ryffranck road)
    bla bla blog

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    It turns out that it's nearly impossible to search for anyone that repairs Alans, at least on google. It's amazing how many bike shops are named "Alan's bike shop"

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    You have to ship it back to the factory in Italy.

    AlAn
    via Scapacchio est, 43 - 35030 SACCOLONGO (PD) ITALIA
    fax 049/8015260

    Read off a scan of an old brochure .

    I had one in the 80s , airfreight charge was as if it weighed 55#, due to carton girth.
    I discarded the frame. and put all the parts on a steel frame..

    Have a couple 25.0mm campag SR seatposts FYI... FS

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    Those frames were made by ALAN probably 20 years ago, so i really doubt ALAN is fixing those frames anymore because they were discontinued zillions of years ago, always u can send an email and ask if they still have lugs moving around OR find another frame from where to get a good lug and replace it, this thing it is glued so it is not a problem to put it back together, but pretty much u have a dead frame now.

    Just a crazy idea ok? Have u ever tried to use kevlar/ fiberglass and carbon fiber to fix it? U need to reinforce the whole area 1st with fiberglass then use CF, it would look weird but the frame would be usable.

    Good luck

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