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Old 04-04-09, 08:00 AM
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Cracked frame at the weld

My Bianchi Axisís frame cracked at the chain stay/ seat stay weld. Could ...just maybe... this weld be grounded down and re-welded ? I am asking because I may get to keep the frame after I receive my Warranty frame. I could make the bike my winter / rain bike. Thanks for any thoughts. mac
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Old 04-04-09, 08:05 AM
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I don't know nuthin about welding but when I got a warranty replacement frame from Jamis, I didn't get to keep the busted frame. I had to make arrangements for replacement through an authorized Jamis dealer and dealer had to send frame back to Jamis. Is Bianchi gonna let you keep the broken frame?
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Usually you must send the frame back so they can inspect it.

Where did it crack? At both the chain stay/seatstay part where they meet at the rear dropout?
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Old 04-04-09, 08:14 AM
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There was some talk about "forgetting that I still have the frame" .... not sure why and It may not happen. I just was courious if IT could be welded.



Any yes- the crack is all the way around the weld at the drop out.
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If it was welded once it can be welded again. I would guess a second weld will be even weaker than the first... and obviously that was not too strong. I donot know for sure, though.

Do you have access to welding equipment or have friend who does? Because if you have to pay more than $30 I'll bet you can just get a garage-sale bike wiithout a broken frame instead.
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Originally Posted by LarDasse74 View Post
If it was welded once it can be welded again.
Actually, that's not quite true. Aluminum frames are heat treated after welding. If you reweld it, you'll also have to find somebody to re-heat treat the whole frame.
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