Hi, well I am so frustrated right now, I just finished putting together the bike to start my tour tomorrow and noticed the frame has a crack at the derailer dropout. See pictures below.
I need some expert opinion... do you think the frame will break all the way if I ride the bike loaded? I found no trace of the crack on the other side of the derailer dropout attachment hole, it seems it is only on the thin side... Right now I'm thinking that I will take my chances and just ride carefully.
I am in Portugal right now and headed towards Spain, When I reach Sevilla I will look for some aluminium welder place to have a bar soldered and reinforce the frame...
Any opinions / advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you.