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I worked with someone who was a bike designer at cannondale a few years ago. He had told me the frames were designed to be cycle loaded 1,000,000 times before failure. So that means the frame could be loaded to the full design stress one million times before failure. Also welding a cracked frame is a VERY bad idea. The aluminum is heat treated. Welding it ...


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It's no myth that decent 700s are hard to come by. I'm in Huaraz, Peru trying to find a wider tire for my Fargo to get off pavement. There are no Schwalbes to be found anywhere in this country. Mail order is unreliable as customs may or may NOT impose an incredibly high import tax. OR they might just not release a mail order for months. Geometry, cycle ...


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That looks as though it was chrome plated after it was welded together, which means cleaning it up so you can safely weld it again is going to be tedious. You'll need to clean the chrome off anything that will get hot, and afterwards painting it will not look that great. It would probably be cheaper to build a new rack. One repair option that occurs to me ...


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I think its totally fixable. I know of metalworkers who would relish the two-part challenge of this. how to fix it how to make it better than new Downside - it won't be cheap. You're probably looking at a sandblast to clean all the chrome off, to make welding work better. Then the metal worker would either tack weld it together and weld on some ...



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