I should have searched the forums before I had work done to my frame. I cut the dropouts of my old Aluminum Trek 1100 about 3/8 from the tubes at an angle and had a machine shop tig weld in forkends. The welds look great but tempering or re-tempering was not an option.
Now I have two worries:
That the weld will fail
or that the bond will fail (frame is bonded aluminum).
I'm at the end of the conversion from geared to fixed and am worried that I blew it. The bike looks beautiful you would never know that it started as a geared bike.
What do you guys think? Should I hang it on the wall and call it art? Or ride it and see?