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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchx3 View Post
    I bought it off these forums, from someone who ebayed it. The warranty specifies original owner only.

    It is a 2001 model. The warranty on the Dakars is 5 years.

    That said I will send an email and see what happens.
    Do not mention that you are the second owner. I know a few people that have had frames warrantied that they did not purchase new.
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    I have heard of the rear-triangle cracking at the same location on seperate warranty claims by the same person but this is way more serious and not fixable. Welding on top of a weld will not work. Replace front triangle and rebuild.

    This failure resembles an "Ellsworth" frame type of failure I have seen on too many of their bikes.
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    Speaking of cracked frames - I have a 2001 KLEIN Adept Race FS with a small kink on the downtube - any recommendations?

    Warranty?

    Other ideas?

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    I would try the guys at Now Bike and Fitness in Arden Hills. They have a great group of bike mechanics working there and they may be able to help you out.
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    I bought it off these forums, from someone who ebayed it. The warranty specifies original owner only.

    It is a 2001 model. The warranty on the Dakars is 5 years.

    That said I will send an email and see what happens.

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    Why don't you just try and warrantee it? I've heard Jamis has decent customer service- I know several people who have broken rear triangles and successfully had them replaced for free under warrantee.

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    The welding engineers who used to work in my department would likely say "no way", but engineers are usually pretty conservative. I'd give it about a 50% chance of an apparently successful repair, and about a 10% chance of not cracking again within a year.

    Note that a good portion of the crack is in the heat-affected zone, just adjacent to the weld. In welding theory, this is the weakest part of any welded joint or repair - not the weld itself.

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    Cracked frame.

    This is a picture of a crack that developed recently in my older Jamis Dakar. Granted I bought the frame used so I don't know its history, but this happened(or at least appeared) after dorm commuting. According to the frame it's Kinesis 7005 Al. I am at least going to try to fix it, nothing to lose really. I have some 'people' who can do AL welding. Odds of success? Tips? Comments?

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