Framebuilders - Pump peg: JB Weld okay?
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Just got a frame back from having some work done to it and realized that I forgot to ask him to add a pump peg. If I buy one from a frame parts place and attach it with JB Weld (traditional head tube location), will it be secure enough? I'll be using a button style, not the hook style.
02-24-09, 09:49 AM
JB Weld can work just fine! I added a homemade pump peg to the headtube of my Mercian with JB Weld and it has held just fine for three years now! First...I scuffed up the paint where I was going to mount it. I used tape to hold it in place while it set up. My headtube is painted black so I touched it up with black Testors model paint....Looks Great!:thumb:
Sounds like you glued it to the paint, therefore your pump is actually held on with paint! That might work, but is so marginal a different degree of pump sping pressure different paint or primer could cause the pump to fall off. A falling pump could cause an accident, even if not terribly likely...
03-08-09, 09:58 AM
My experience with JBweld is that it is fairly strong but not strong enough that I'd trust using it on a pump peg even with meticulous surface prep down to the bare metal. But as ItchyZipper has said his has held for 3 years being bonded to the paint so I may be wrong.
03-08-09, 10:15 AM
I've never used JB Weld, but I'd be hesitant to try it for this. Why not just drill a little hole in the back of the head tube and use a sheet metal screw as your pump peg?
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