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Frame repair - need shop recommendations

Some time ago (i.e. years) I acquired a really nice Alpinestars Al-Mega mountain bike. The frame is (I believe) 7005 aluminum, with oversized tubes.

Over the weekend I noticed a fairly huge crack in the head tube, running from the upper headset race downward, around 2/3rds of the way down to the bottom. Needless to say, I didn't ride it.

I absolutely love this bike, so I'm seriously considering having the frame repaired. I've heard that they have a history of cracking in this area, so I wouldn't mind getting the area reinforced. I'm also thinking about having a rear disc brake mount added.

Since I've never had to have a frame repaired before, I'm sort of starting from scratch. Does anyone have a good shop they can recommend for aluminum frame repair? I don't mind paying for quality work.
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