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I wasn't sure where to post this question, but this seemed like the best place. I have a crack in my rear dropout on a Kona Unit 2-9 (steel). Shop buddy said it could be salvaged with a good weld. He said to drill a tiny hole just past the top of the crack, then weld. My friend can weld, but he isn't a bike builder.

Any other pointers or input before we try to do this ourselves? Or should a real bike pro do something like this?

Thanks!
 

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Go for it, about the only thing I would do besides the hole is to groove the crack a little, weld to the hole and then groove the other side and repeat. Just do it soon.
 

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why waste your time - why not just warranty it?
I think Kona would replace that frame free thru your local Kona dealer.
By the way for all the slider-haters, I have never seen that happen to a Paragon sliding d/o
 

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restlessrider said:
why waste your time - why not just warranty it?
I think Kona would replace that frame free thru your local Kona dealer.
I'm not the original owner. Can't hash it out with Kona. We welded it tonight. Hope i holds!!!!
 

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That's gotta be a flaw in the casting, surely.
 
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