One of the reasons that people taut steel as an idea material to make bicycle frames out of is because you can repair it. This is true. For the most part one is able to take a broken steel bicycle frame and repair or replace or redo whatever has happened to it. The thing is, more often than not it's not actually worth the investment in time, money, and materials to do it. Sure I could fix your 1970s Schwinn LeTour. But you could just go out and buy another one for a tenth the cost of having the repair done.
Sometimes though, it is worth it. If your bike is a really nice classic or custom frame, or if it has great sentimental value, it might be worthwhile to have it repaired. Case in point: This week I did a top tube replacement on a beautiful Independent Fabrications MTB. It had acquired a signifiant dent somewhere along the line and the top tube eventually cracked through. About four hours of work later it's all ready to go off to the painter. For your consideration I snapped some pics of the process to show you what goes into something like this. I hope you find it interesting.
So if you think that you might want to have us do a repair on your frame, feel free to contact us for a free consultation.