Hi Guys. I need some expert opinion
on what to do with my broken rearstay on my Litespeed 6AL/4V titanium frame.
I was out on a recreational ride the other day when i suddenly noticed that something was wrong. I thougt the axel in my rearhup was broken but discovered that my rearstay was broken in front of the geardrop.
The bicycle has never been used for racing and has during the last 5 years only been used for recreational riding and has never been involved in any crash. It looks like new.
I only weigh 67 kg. (148 pound) The bike has been used for about 25.000 km. (15.000 miles) and is only one of my 4 bikes.
I think that the break comes from metal fattigue and now to my question about the warranty.
When i bougth the framekit it came with at Liftetime Warranty to the original owner (Me
Will it be acceptable if Litespeed only offer me a welding, which I think will be difficult because the break is on the edge of the screwhole to the geardrop and the material at this point is very thin?
Or shall I claim for a new frame? I know the do not make them anymore - but I guess they could come up with something.
Please give me your expert opinions
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