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My frame is cracked. There's a small crack that's forming on the bottom of the down tube, about half an inch away from the head tube weld. I noticed it because the paint on that spot came off (due to flexing I suppose). The noises are becoming more pronounced. I guess I'll try to get it welded, and if that doesn't work I'll just replace the frame.


You need to isolate this noise to identify the cause. Its great that you can duplicate the noise without having to ride. Try these suggestions to help narrow down the cause. squeeze the rear of the front wheel and the downtube together with your hand. This will replicate some of the stopping forces on your headset. We know the brakes show the problem ...

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