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Old 05-13-11, 06:39 PM   #1
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Welding Scandium

My beloved Kona Kula Primo my be dead

I removed the seatpost and the seat tube above the top tube is pretty much
severed right at the weld. There is about an inch of metal at the rear of the tube left.

When I put the seatpost back in and tighten the collar it still seems pretty tight,
but if that last inch of metal goes the seat will be able to spin 360 degrees.

This is not a chainstay or bottom bracket, but is this something that can be successfully welded, or is it toast?
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Old 05-13-11, 11:43 PM   #2
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You need a picture for a better answer, but yes it should be fixable. You need someone with TIG experience and frame knowledge.
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