Framebuilders - Attaching small Aluminum parts
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06-02-12, 06:44 AM
How do you guys attach small aluminum parts like brake cable guides? All of the frames I have looked at are very neat. They are not welded. Can you braze these on?
Like these http://www.cycle-frames.com/bicycle-frame-tubing/NOVA-HYDRALIC-BRAKE-GUIDE-KIT.html
06-05-12, 03:40 PM
Bump to the top.
Anyone want to share your methods?
I was told by a non bike welder that I could probably use some Gorrila Glue or Epoxy and be just fine since there is very little stress on the guides.
06-05-12, 07:06 PM
Zip tie hose guides? I'd get the adhesive ones. they have a bigger surface
to stick them down
those in the picture? , tack weld them on. or tool up to spot weld.
.. or make up a separate piece, of steel [maybe stainless, silver-] braze it to a plate,
then Pop-rivet the plate onto the aluminum tube.
Cunningham WTB founder did that 25 years ago.
06-05-12, 09:50 PM
I have a frame that was made by Cannondale at home that has these. They do not have welds but seem to be glued with some mechanism. I am not sure if they could be brazed on or not.
06-06-12, 02:06 PM
Havent been around C'dales for awhile..
these would pop rivet on..
this is the stick on zip-tie guide I was thinking of
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