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Old 09-13-2018, 04:58 PM
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Anyone see any thing like this before?

These pics are of my CFL after riding today. Had a funny feeling in the front end and when stopped and inspected this is what we found.
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Old 09-13-2018, 05:07 PM
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Here are a couple more pics.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:23 PM
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OppThat's crazy, its not a weld.

It will give you a reason to take apart the whole bike.

Its hard to tell, is it chromed, painted or powder coated. Oh! that last pic looks painted.

I built a Big Bear Chopper in 2006, something like this will sure get you thinking about the rest of it.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:26 PM
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It started 3" below the neck. The welds didn't break until afterwards. And to top it off, the backbone is sheared underneath the tank!!!
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:36 PM
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Scary. Is it an original WCC frame? Is tubing mild steel or chromoly?
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:50 PM
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Its an original from 2001.
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:56 PM
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OP, do you think you could take a picture from a little further away. I don't have the talent to help you but I'd sure like to get a better idea of the whole picture. My old eyes and brain sometimes need crayons .

I have a buddy that I think would be interested in seeing it.
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Golfish, if I take it further away the breaks wont be visible. I'm in the process of removing the components and i'll take pics again. Wait until you see the break in the backbone.
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Golfish, if I take it further away the breaks wont be visible. I'm in the process of removing the components and i'll take pics again. Wait until you see the break in the backbone.
This kind of thing really interests me. I'm glad you weren't injured.
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Damn! there was a thread here a few years ago about a few frames that had cracked like that, i think it was a result of a batch of bad tubing.... but i can be wrong ,if i find it i bump it up, glad you did not get hurt.

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Old 09-16-2018, 02:52 PM
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Here's two

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Cracked frame on my cfl
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your pic angle is very weird - could you do right side up?
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Not sure why my iPhone rotated them.
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Lucky it didn't kill you. Please post more pics. For some fun you could post in Weldingweb or the Miller forums (both have outstanding communities and info for welders at any experience level) and see what they say.

Time for a frame made by a competent manufacturer, like Paugcho or Kraft Tech.
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Old 11-08-2018, 01:59 PM
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Ho-ly crap

So its the down tube, Left side up high and right side on the low end?

Did you build the bike or bought from someone?
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