View Full Version : Cracked neck tube

03-13-2016, 4:54 PM
Hey guys, guess I'm having a big problem here.. Got my frame back from the welder (de-raked the neck), and had a look inside the neck-tube.. And its a crack/hole in the rear of the inside tubing!! I know this isn't a good thing riding with, but I'm still wondering if it's necessary to change out the neck because of this... Its welded pretty good all around the neck from the outside, and I really doubt the outside welds will crack... Only the rear middle wall of the inside tubing I'm kind of worried about here. Anyone got any input on this?


03-13-2016, 5:51 PM
What about a pic of the outside??? I would be more worried about the weld.......

03-13-2016, 6:00 PM
Yes, needs some work to make it pretty.


03-13-2016, 7:05 PM
Yea it's not real pretty but it looks like it should be ok.....

03-14-2016, 11:05 AM
jesus christ who did that

03-14-2016, 12:49 PM
It might be the pic but is the neck bent??

03-14-2016, 1:25 PM
That looks fucking awful. I would try again if you have the means at all to do so.

04-11-2016, 1:19 PM
It might be the pic but is the neck bent??

You have a good eye. Neck is also bent a few mm, so its about 0.5-1cm off on the ground... Fuckin hell this sucks bigtime!! Don't live in the US and people here charge a lot of $$$ to fix this... Guess I'm gonna have to buy a new frame now...Or should it be ok riding with? As mentioned welds on the outside looks pretty solid. Ugly as hell, but guess I can make it prettier with some bondo..

(Sorry for the pics not being straight)


04-11-2016, 4:07 PM
Holes on the inside, no problem.
Ugly, ground down welds? Hard to say, can you see penetration "blueing" on the inside?
Your welder should do the right thing and do it again, straight this time. If they cannot, they should pony up the money to get it done by someone who can.
That being said, i see lots of not so straight frames riding around with no real issues.

04-12-2016, 1:16 AM
www.hardtailchoppers.com/ manufactures new neck castings.


04-13-2016, 6:02 AM
Just do the right thing and replace that neck alltogether.

Hardtailchoppers.com mentioned above are solid. Just bought some castings of him and had them delivered to Iceland. Real pleasure to deal with him.
Also visionarycycleproducts.com have a good reputation.

Replacing the neck puts it back to where it should be and you don't have to deal with these welds all over your neck.