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Old 05-02-22, 06:48 AM
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What to do with a cracked frame?

This isn't really a question of 'how do I fix this' it's more of a question about what should I do with this thing? I have no intention of putting any money into a repair, but I don't want this in the landfill.

My buddy was clearing out his shed, and knows I pull parts to help repair other neighborhood bikes so he gave me this (mostly) complete Rock Hopper. He got wacked by a car a few years ago, and while he was unharmed, the bike was pulled under the car and broke the chainstay. I rigged up a quick straightener jig to get a picture of how severe the crack is. I don't think this is a highly desired frame, so I am mostly interested in hearing what this community thinks I should do with it? I pulled the mostly complete RSX groupset and may set up another frame with those parts.



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Remove useable parts and recycle the rest.
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Originally Posted by RustyJames View Post
Remove useable parts and recycle the rest.
Yeah, I've done the first part (I guess I could salvage the headset, stem and fork) but the conservationist in me hates to just toss the frame, even if it's into recycling. I should note, that I'm happy to give it away to someone who might be learning about frame building, or wants it to make an art piece...
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I would throw that in my recycling bin, but that would probably just go to the landfill, as they really only recycle plastic milk containers, aluminum cans, some glass, and some cardboard, where I live. Unless you can repurpose it somehow, or just keep it somewhere on your property, landfill is where it’s going to end up.
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What size is the Stem, fork. headset if the 1 1/8th they would work nicely if some one wants to do suspension to rigid fork conversion on a older 90's MTB?
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see if anyone in framebuilders forum wants it for the shipping cost
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see if anyone in framebuilders forum wants it for the shipping cost
Yeah, this is probably the best idea. I think I'm going to keep the fork, I think my son wants to go back to a rigid setup on his older MTB.
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Personally, and no offense intended, I would not use up any of my time repairing a Rcok Hopper frame set. Stump Jumper, perhaps, but not a Rock Hopper.
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