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    Goofed up

    The other day I bought a rebuilt RS Duke fork of Craigs for cheap to use on a beater mtb I'm building. When I was installing it it didn't have brake studs installed. Found a set in the junk box. First one goes in fine, second balks with about one turn to go. Lean on it just a bit and the entire boss breaks off. Turns out the hole wasn't drilled quite deep enough and it bottomed out. Previous owner used disks. Now I figure I've got to turn this bike into a mullet. More $ into what was supposed to be a cheap bike. The broken section looks ugly so I grab the JB Weld and glue it back on. No way I'm riding this, right? I know JB is strong but all I can imagine is it letting go, brake arm swinging into front wheel, going down hard.

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    How about Real Weld ?
    Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

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    Is that a product or are you talking about actually welding? I didn't think castings like this welded very well.

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    JB Weld is glue. I wouldn't trust it myself.
    Last edited by wrk101; 12-20-08 at 12:11 PM. Reason: addl info

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    Drill bit and an easy out.
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    It wasn't the brake stud that broke. About 3/4" of the threaded part of the casting separated from the main body.

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    Run cheap disk brakes?
    Today, I believe my jurisdiction ends here...

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    Have you considered swearing?
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    Either completely disassemble it and have it welded or use disc brakes. Jb weld and other epoxies are not suitable for this You might be able to figure out a mechanical clamping arrangement with something that goes all the way around the shock tube, but it still would be marginal.

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