Cracked head tube –repairable?

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  • Head tube crack on a rat bike I've loved to (its) death. If money were no object (which, I mean, it is), might it conceivably be repairable? Cheers.

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  • In theory yes if the head tube has been brazed/soldered in and not welded...... it "might" be as simple as sweat out the tube (melt the filler brass/silver) and insert a new one.
    If the crack goes into the lugs then new lugs etc etc.
    Just a case of finding someone who will do it and how much. Argos might even have it as a repair item in their price list.


    £150 at Argos :) maybe cheaper in London with one of the smaller frame builders.

  • thank you for looking it up! Will have a look around; the frame is stored in Hereford at the moment so maybe there'll be someone in the WMs who would take it on. Thanks again,

  • Easily fixable, it’s just a metal tube. It’s brazed in so another can be put in its place or weld up the crack.

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Cracked head tube –repairable?

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