Crashed into a fallen tree at speed on my bike. I disassembled the front end to inspect for damage and noticed I could wiggle the bottom headset cup back and forth slightly. On further inspection, the bottom of the headtube is slightly deformed as can be seen in the below pictures:
There are no cracks or other damage visible, but the bottom cup no longer fits firmly in the frame.
Does anyone have experience fixing something like this on an aluminum frame (not too expensively) or is the frame/bike ruined? I know aluminum loses its strength as it's bent.
Searching online I was able to find references to epoxying the bottom cup in place and using strips of aluminum to pad the gap, but that doesn't sound like a particularly safe fix.