I recently built a hi-ten steel bike and I just realized that it had a large hole in one of the welds near the seat tube and the top tube.
Tried taking it back to the shop that shipped me the frame but they said that they won't accept a return since the frame has already been used and the bike's already built.
Would it be possible to reinforce this area and reduce the chances of frame failure by wrapping it with some fiberfix tape? I'm using the bike solely for commuting and exercise.
I reckon that it could also be welded, but I'm worried that it could damage the frame even more.
I figured that since they use a similar process when building bamboo bikes, it should work to reinforce an already welded metal part.