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 Post subject: Pics of my crack
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:26 pm 
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:o following on from my other thread>
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=177597

these are two pics of the crack that i found in my 2006 avalanche 2.0 gt frame :x

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shame really but hey,squit happens!! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 2:37 pm 
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cut it up! loads of tools to be made from old frame.

headset crown race fitter

work shop stool

general lever

headset cup remover.

just a few off the top of my heads :D


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:29 pm 
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jamabikes wrote:
cut it up! loads of tools to be made from old frame.

headset crown race fitter

work shop stool

general lever

headset cup remover.

just a few off the top of my heads :D


good idea! i have seen someone on here made a workstand out of a frame and bike parts and a bought clamp. looked pretty cool


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:24 pm 
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Strange place to get a fail.Not near a weld,nor would you expect those stays to be so stress to propigate a crack like that.Clearly an original ( and quite large) defect. :(


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very sad. looks like some thing was rubbing the frame first


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:38 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
very sad. looks like some thing was rubbing the frame first


yes, :lol: that was me :lol: with sandpaper,at first i thought it was just the paint lifting,so i rubbed it down to paint it and...bow larks!!!disaster. :o


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:58 pm 
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You know what, that actually looks like a manufacturing defect, I would suggest that you have nothing to lose by writing a very polite letter and emailing it over to GT to see if they will replace it, or phone them directly. Nothing to lose.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:45 pm 
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tintin40 wrote:
very sad. looks like some thing was rubbing the frame first


's what I thought too but reading the other thread, it says: oh...a scratch on the chain stay,paint peeling,ah well,rub it down and....disaster!!!

a 3" long crack in the chainstay

quite unusual to have a crack like that - no harm contacting GT but I suspect they won't do anything about it.

shame about the frame - it can be repaired but at what cost?


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:27 pm 
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The cost of repair does not have to too much.But will require painting after.You need to find a TIG welder prepered to give it a go.Should not require any filler wire,just the TIG torch in competent hands.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:26 pm 
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thats not a crack , it's an axe wound :lol: i've had 2 gt's cracked in the same place :(


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