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    Frame parts welded on tour!!!

    This is the first ever (For me) actual account of someone getting their frame welded while on tour!!!
    Guess what the frame material was???? It can't be!!

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journ..._id=24418&v=ay

    Read Hans account on this page

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregw
    Guess what the frame material was???? It can't be!!
    ...But this tour was in the US. It probably wouldn't have been that hard to find someone using yellow pages, google, usenet groups etc. If this tour was in country where they lacked common language skills to locals, and the country lacked good communication infrastructure hmm...
    mmmm coffeee!

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    To be accurate, the part that was welded was part of the seat on a recumbent not a frame tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel
    ...But this tour was in the US. It probably wouldn't have been that hard to find someone using yellow pages, google, usenet groups etc. If this tour was in country where they lacked common language skills to locals, and the country lacked good communication infrastructure hmm...
    .....But Monkey reply.
    Steel is real folks, don't get bent out of shape, my post is just a bit of humor, I've been ranting on this subject for some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregw
    .....But Monkey reply.
    Steel is real folks, don't get bent out of shape, my post is just a bit of humor, I've been ranting on this subject for some time.
    ???

    [Edit] Thanks for the clarification bellow Greg. Wasn't sure what was up w/your post. Sometimes humor/sarcasm can come across weird in writing.
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    mmmm coffeee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camel
    ???
    Sorry, this should have been two separate posts. The second part does not reflect your post.

    But Monkey, a term used to describe a reply that agrees, but.......

    That's all

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregw
    This is the first ever (For me) actual account of someone getting their frame welded while on tour!!!
    Guess what the frame material was???? It can't be!!

    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/journ..._id=24418&v=ay

    Read Hans account on this page
    pretty lucky to find a tig welder in unfamilar terriotory


    There is one other story at CGOAB of a guy having a seat stay come loose from the seatlug ( steel frame) and having a gas station melt a big booger of brass on it and have it break again a few days later.

    A pal of mine rode from Boston to Seattle this summer he broke a chainstay about 100s mile from my house. A muffler shop offered to weld a scab over the break and of course he nor they didn't know the chainstay was only .028 thick, so some lugnut burned a big hole through the chainstay. He called and I picked him up and took him to my house, I didn't have any chainstays around long enough for his bike so I brazed on rack mounts and bosses for a third water bottle on one of my early MTB frame s and sent him on his way. He hasn't posted his narrative yet on CGOAB

    These claims of steel being repairable in BFE is 99% BS.
    Last edited by velonomad; 01-10-06 at 08:50 PM.

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    What is the average thickness of muffler tubing? Can't be much more thant .028. I ain't seen any mufflers that look 1/16", which is 060 ish.

    Probably wasn't a tig, more likely a MIG with aluminum wire, if we are just talking probabilities.

    Heck you can stick with the right aluminum electrode, and a electrode negative set-up. I wouldn't hold my breath for it.

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