Possible prevention of head tube blowout on Kinesis aluminum

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Re: Possible prevention of head tube blowout on Kinesis alum

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That's mighty kind of you Mix... however Cudarider hasn't logged in on this board in over 3 months. I doubt he'll be taking advantage of your kindness any time soon. Shame...

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Re: Possible prevention of head tube blowout on Kinesis alum

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Well if anyone else has a Barracuda/Kinesis frame with a head tube blowout, I may be interested in purchasing. Especially a 14 or 16 inch. Better to have it on the trail than on the wall as art. :ugeek:
93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin, on the cheap
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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Re: Possible prevention of head tube blowout on Kinesis alum

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I have a bunch of those machined rings laying around, if anyone wants to reinforce their aluminum head tube..
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93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin, on the cheap
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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I needed 2 of those on my Swobo Otis... one for the top and one for the bottom... thank God they sent me a new frame!!!

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That's messed up.. That's why it's all beefed up in the first place. To prevent it from cracking. I think a lot of head tube cracking is due in part to a lack of detail when fitting the bearing cups with too tight of fit.
93 A2R blue/white 14" Craigslist Austin, on the cheap
94 A2M silver/white 14" Cenna's Cycles SA, original owner
94 Cuda Comp purple/white 14" won on Ebay
95 XX Team gold/white 14" Craigslist Memphis

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Re: Possible prevention of head tube blowout on Kinesis alum

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mixalive wrote:That's messed up..


That's 7000 aluminum for 'ya... just like all the Cudas that have cracked! :roll:

Maybe I'll take a pair of those machined rings for the new Folsom they sent me. It would be nice to avoid that messed I went through with the Otis. It still surprises me since the bike was only a few years old and hadn't been used on trails.

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