Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Jose (Willow Glen) Ca
Bikes: '89 Miyata 1400, '82 nishiski (current utilty/commuter project)
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cracks in head tube of Electra Aluminum frame
Ok.....I know I need a picture....will add tonight, but this is driving me crazy,
I was looking at my wife's Electra cruiser, and noted that the head tube has a crack, kind of y shaped and about an inch and a half long.
She doesn't ride the bike much (or almost never but I'm trying to change that) so i have some time.
Is there any possibility of welding? I know I would need to go to an aluminum specialist.
Other options...primarily focused on avoiding big failure.... i.e carbon/epoxy wrap?
I am looking for a frame ony but not having much luck
pics to come
'82 Nishiski commuter/utility
'83 Torpado Super Strada ... cafe commuter
'89 Miyata 1400
Soma rush Fixie
06 Haro x3 (son's bmx)
Electra cruiser (wife's bike)