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Old 04-20-12, 04:46 AM   #1
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frame repair

I am looking at buying a used canondale tandem that has a cracked frame (seat stay). I have a steel tandem frame that I am going to use the parts to build but is it possible to repair the cannondale frame? Any recomendations on a shop to do the frame repair work in PA?
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Old 04-20-12, 09:06 AM   #2
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Not sure you are going to have any luck with that locally. Is it cracked at the top or somewhere else?
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Old 04-20-12, 09:09 AM   #3
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Since it's Cannondale, does that mean it's aluminum?
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definitely
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It is aluminum and it is cracked perpendicular to the tube length. Close to the seat tube junction. Like I said I am buying for parts but it is a shame for the frame to be tossed due to this crack.
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my thought is that it's not economic. There are a few people that repair aluminum, but it might not be worth the shipping
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You could always find someone to do this level of repair for you:

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