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    Infinity Cobra-21 speed aircraft aluminum mtn bike

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    It's done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    21 speed full suspension bike
    It's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    There is a 2 inch crack at the top of the head tube.
    Toast. Non-repairable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    This bike is used as a commuter bike.Doesn't go off-road.Is there a way I can put a clamp around the top of the head tube to stop it from cracking more(the crack is vertical).The reason I ask is,it's a customer's bike and he's very fond of it.Should I tell him to stop riding it?What's the worst that can happen,total failure?He just brought it to me to tune it up for him.Now I gotta tell him his bike is pooched?
    Yes. Thoroughly pooched. He needs a new frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    This bike is used as a commuter bike.Doesn't go off-road.Is there a way I can put a clamp around the top of the head tube to stop it from cracking more(the crack is vertical).The reason I ask is,it's a customer's bike and he's very fond of it.Should I tell him to stop riding it?What's the worst that can happen,total failure?He just brought it to me to tune it up for him.Now I gotta tell him his bike is pooched?
    Would you want to be party to the customer having an accident on a bike you said was OK to ride, but knew there was a questionable defect?
    "I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    This bike is used as a commuter bike.Doesn't go off-road.Is there a way I can put a clamp around the top of the head tube to stop it from cracking more(the crack is vertical).The reason I ask is,it's a customer's bike and he's very fond of it.Should I tell him to stop riding it?What's the worst that can happen,total failure?He just brought it to me to tune it up for him.Now I gotta tell him his bike is pooched?
    Wait, you're working as a bike "mechanic" and you have to ask this question? Put down the wrenches and step away from the bike stand. You are done.

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    So is Aluminum.

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    There is a 2 inch crack at the top of the head tube.Is this frame done or can it be repaired?

    You can buy a new aluminum hardtail frame from Leader for a little over $100. Just swap your fork and group over. A repair will cost that much and it won't work. Good luck

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    It was done even before the crack.

    On the other hand, try returning it to Costco... their return policy is....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoine View Post
    Wait, you're working as a bike "mechanic" and you have to ask this question? Put down the wrenches and step away from the bike stand. You are done.
    No sh*t.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Sorry but that isn't elitest or profound knowledge. It should just be common sense that if a frame has a 2" crack it is junk, there shouldn't even be a question about it. I've never seen a professional wrench that would have to ask if it was junk or not.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    I look way down my nose as "thebikeguy" slinks away.........
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Mmmmm "Aircraft Aluminum" one of those wonderful marketing terms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    I was warned that this forum had some elitist jerks on it.You've got nothing constructive to add so you gotta piss on them.Not very supportive.We're not all blessed with your profound knowledge and come here to find the answers.Instead get BS from idiots.1st and last time,thanks for bolstering the sport.
    I don't see any one giving you BS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweek View Post
    Mmmmm "Aircraft Aluminum" one of those wonderful marketing terms. D00d my Maglite be mades out of the aircraft aluminums it says so on the commercial.
    But can you fix it if it has a 2" crack in it?
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Sure give me some duct tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    Instead get BS from idiots.
    Let me get this straight, the guy asking if a cracked aluminum frame should be junked is calling me (and others) an idiot? Based on your question, it's clear that you aren't going to be a wealth of knowledge or provide any value to the forum. Get lost.
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    This bike is used as a commuter bike.Doesn't go off-road.Is there a way I can put a clamp around the top of the head tube to stop it from cracking more(the crack is vertical).The reason I ask is,it's a customer's bike and he's very fond of it.Should I tell him to stop riding it?What's the worst that can happen,total failure?He just brought it to me to tune it up for him.Now I gotta tell him his bike is pooched?
    I think you should start riding it and take it off some jumps.

    RIP, buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebikeguy View Post
    The reason I ask is,it's a customer's bike and he's very fond of it.Should I tell him to stop riding it?What's the worst that can happen,total failure?He just brought it to me to tune it up for him.Now I gotta tell him his bike is pooched?
    You are a mechanic at a shop? Holy crap that is scary!

    In all honestly, how did you go about getting a job at a bike shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
    You are a mechanic at a shop? Holy crap that is scary!

    In all honestly, how did you go about getting a job at a bike shop?
    Yeah, I wouldn't want him to work on my bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Smashy View Post
    Yeah, I wouldn't want him to work on my bikes.
    I wouldn't want him to work on any customer bikes. Period.

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