Hyper Crusier/ Zeda case reed build

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The crack is right below where the top tube and chain stays meet. The seat post is bottomed out in the seat tube to support it for now. If the crack was lower I would have done as you guys suggested, that's how I butt weld structural tube.

Changed my mind about the flea market due to weather. Going to a place called Newark bike project to see what they have. They upcycle used bikes. If I don't find anything may get another hyper or a Cranbrook. Like the cranbrook because it's steel. Would be nice to have a steel frame to weld on.
 


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The crack is right below where the top tube and chain stays meet. The seat post is bottomed out in the seat tube to support it for now. If the crack was lower I would have done as you guys suggested, that's how I butt weld structural tube.

Changed my mind about the flea market due to weather. Going to a place called Newark bike project to see what they have. They upcycle used bikes. If I don't find anything may get another hyper or a Cranbrook. Like the cranbrook because it's steel. Would be nice to have a steel frame to weld on.
I didn't think it through. As clean as your welds are it should have dawned on me that your familiar with repair techniques. I'm self teaching myself on welding, and still very much a beginner so when I think of something like this to me it's still a revelation. Good luck on your frame hunt. Hope you find something cool.
 

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Thanks. It's good to give your ideas. Sometimes the most obvious or simple idea is over looked and turns into an over engineered clusterfuck.

Think the hyper may turn into a backup/ bad weather bike. Have the new engine from the occ chopper and plenty of wheels. Still have the stock fork as well. Could leave the seat post in while welding and make it part of the frame. It won't be anything like it is now but I just don't want to retire it yet.
 

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Sucks, was looking forward to the tank you were making. Was a nice looking build. Think about banging a seat post down the seat tube to reinforce the crack before welding? I thought the hyper cruiser was steel.
Some websites list it as steel but it is actually aluminum.

Great bike for a stock kit, and no one knows how long it could have lasted if the stinger didn't come loose and vibrate the hell out of it! Could have broken at the same spot anyway next week or lasted for years.
 

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It is a nice frame. Thought about getting another but there are things I would want to change like the dropouts and that's the reason for me to switch to a steel frame. Would highly recommend the hyper. Feel I am 100% the cause of the crack for not maintaining the bike.
 

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Felt Bixby is a nice frame, steel with horizontal dropouts, 124mm rear spacing,
1 1/8 steerer tube, and its a longer wheelbase, only downside is i don't see anyway to mount a centerstand, didn't notice this till i bought it
 
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