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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:26 pm 
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Major22 wrote:
^^I was looking at the area directly below the "e" in Easton, but on closer inspection it looks more like a scratch than a crack.


yep, just a scratch, which ripped through part of the Easton Triple Taper Stay decal.

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I think that's a very good idea. It's a shame too retire such a beautiful frame. A new headtube and a respray and you'd be great.

If you do end up doing that over keeping it as art. Please would you let me know. :D


well repairing it would mean losing the original paint and the majority of the decals, which in this case would be a great loss considering how good shape both are. :(

send me a PM if you are seriously interested in this. ;)


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I love my Rocky...
This looks like a beautiful frame, someone try and save it... :cry:


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PM sent. :)


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Damn shame. Same circumstances with my Kula. Bought it, got home, started stripping it and there it was. A big ol crack.

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Damn shame. Same circumstances with my Kula. Bought it, got home, started stripping it and there it was. A big ol crack.

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My '94 Kula cracked in exactly the same place,it made one hell of a bang when it did :?

I sent it to a frame builder somewhere "oop north" and he replaced the head tube and gave it a respray (this was in about '96).

I rode it a few times but it never felt "right" so i sold it to some bloke in Finland :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:35 am 
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My understanding is that replacing the head tube on an aluminium frame isn't really a viable option, especially as the overall cost would well exceed the value of the frame. I feel sure I've heard of people getting away with having the crack closed, rewelded and externally reinforced though. Presumably a steel band outside, if there's room below the down tube. Needn't be too unsightly, and could give some more years of life.


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sad to see.

good old 90's easton tubing... need one of those chris king easton headtube saver thingys...


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let's see how this goes ;)

thanks goes to trail_head for the assist in the pre-weld prep work. :)


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Oooo err. Don't go too far from home. :?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:44 pm 
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sure that holes high enough, the crack looks to continue above it?


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