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Old 09-02-09, 07:34 AM   #1
Square & Compas
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Location: Sioux City, Iowa
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Seat frame history.

This is to answer brad3104's question about my seat frame and help anyone else who has a Vision recumbent. I did not want to "hijack" this previous thread; http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...33#post9599533

Check out these lnks to see where my seat frame has broken;
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....-broke_06.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....-broke_07.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....ame-broke.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....el-shoppe.html
http://johnsbicyclinghobby.blogspot....oke-again.html

As you can see I have logged a pretty extensive history regarding this. If you count the weld that have broke it is a total of 5. There are only 8 welds holding the frame together.

A further update is I had my co-worker do the same thing to the other side with a stainless steel sleeve. He cut the piece of seat frame apart that had a stress crack repair done to it and turned down a piece of stainless steel on a lath and fitted it into both ends about 3". Then he epoxy'd it. These parts of the seat frame will never break again, not with the stainless sleeves in it. If the seat fork piece that connects to the frame tube breaks again my co worker can do the same thing to it.
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