Shortly after we started dating my (now) wife bought a lovely titanium 29er from a fantastic, small local shop.
While putzing around in the garage the other night I noticed a small crack in the weld where the seat tube meets the seat stay.
|Crack, right along the weld|
I emailed the guy that used to run the shop and asked him for his insight.
Being that the frame is titanium it looks like we just need to find a framebuilder who is willing to and has time to do the repair.
|That's what the weld should look like|
As it stands she has had many happy miles aboard the bike, and the issue appears to be fixable for a few dollars.
|Sad, but fixable . . . I think|
She busted welds on a steel frame shortly after we married.
An understated bad-ass, that's my wife.