Older I get, Better I was
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Greenfield Lake, Wilmington NC
Bikes: '14 BD Lurch Fatbike, '10 custom road,'06 custom expedition, '94 Yokota Tandem, '88 custom MTB
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Here is an example of a potentially dangerous situation where a builder didn't do his prep right ( or overheated his flux) and his silver didn't flow . Fortunately the down tube stress cracked between the downtube shifters before this fork had a chance to fail, A 220 lb guy was riding this frame.
Areas circled in white indicate where the silver didn't flow but should have. The fork butt is from the opposite socket.
This frame was one of six frame failures that I know of from this builder( he has long since left town). Two of the six including this one I bought to salvage the lugs, BB and frame ends.
Heat source is not the reason I use silver. Mapp will flow brass just fine though may require a backer for steerer tubes
Last edited by velonomad; 03-12-06 at 10:13 AM.