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    gbg is offline
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    Welding Scandium

    My beloved Kona Kula Primo my be dead

    I removed the seatpost and the seat tube above the top tube is pretty much
    severed right at the weld. There is about an inch of metal at the rear of the tube left.

    When I put the seatpost back in and tighten the collar it still seems pretty tight,
    but if that last inch of metal goes the seat will be able to spin 360 degrees.

    This is not a chainstay or bottom bracket, but is this something that can be successfully welded, or is it toast?

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    Senior Member Alan Edwards's Avatar
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    You need a picture for a better answer, but yes it should be fixable. You need someone with TIG experience and frame knowledge.
    Totaly cheap wieght weenie. Totaly cheap bike snob. But I love Italian hand made stuff. 84' Ciocc, 85' Raleigh Super Course, 96' Sakae Litage, 2000 Lemond Maillot Jaune,
    2010 Nashbar SRAM RED, 86', 87', 89' Ironmen, 96' Schwinn Super Sport, 79' Shogun 1500, and ten projects.

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