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If i cut and reweld my trek 820 frame how much weeker will it be?
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Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:12 Quote
mooseman180 wrote:
Flatulant-Primate wrote:
what year and what forks are on your bike?- off topic

uhm i couldnt tell you exactly its pretty old...ill look tommarow or thursday and see what i can get. why?
i gotta red one lol i think its a 06 or 05 not sure

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:14 Quote
Flatulant-Primate wrote:
mooseman180 wrote:
Flatulant-Primate wrote:
what year and what forks are on your bike?- off topic

uhm i couldnt tell you exactly its pretty old...ill look tommarow or thursday and see what i can get. why?
i gotta red one lol i think its a 06 or 05 not sure
oh. haha well ill tell you mines way older then that.
do you have a pic of yours?

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:20 Quote
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:26 Quote
MadeBetter wrote:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA

agreed!

haha. i mean, yeah by all means... cut and weld your 300 dollar bike. or... save yourself the time and headaches... and possibly visits to th ER and buy a new bike that fits. just a thought.

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:27 Quote
I'll put it this way. If you go through with it, it'll be "weeker" than your spelling.

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:38 Quote
alright.
but what if i was just to add peices of metal to it by welding them on.
or will the heat kill the frame?

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:44 Quote
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mooseman180 wrote:
thats all i want to now. i just want to shorten it up a bit by moving the rear end bars and then a part of the middle pole that the seat post goes it. how much will this afect the overall frame?

are you serious?
stupidist idea ever

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:55 Quote
You guys really believed all that ehh?


GULABLE!

Posted: Jul 29, 2008 at 21:56 Quote
scott-e wrote:
You guys really believed all that ehh?


GULABLE!

no
i was really going to

Posted: Jul 30, 2008 at 2:44 Quote
mooseman180 wrote:
scott-e wrote:
You guys really believed all that ehh?


GULABLE!

no
i was really going to



DO IT !




YOU WONT !




REAL TALK !

O+ FL
Posted: Jul 31, 2008 at 7:23 Quote
mooseman180 wrote:
alright.
but what if i was just to add peices of metal to it by welding them on.
or will the heat kill the frame?

Yes it will weaken the frame. What you have to realize is those tube weren't just arbitrarily welded to different spots on the main triangle. The were welded in such places to give the right handling, to work with the correct fork, to turn more easily, or make the the bike more stable! changing anything on the frame would wreck this all.

Posted: Jul 31, 2008 at 7:44 Quote
If its aluminum i would be weary to cut and weld it because Aluminum needs to be heat treated post welding so that it is not brittle from the extreme heat flux. If its steel however than go for it because it will be in better shape.

I welded a gusset on my 01 I-drive to support the shock mount on the front triangle and it turned out fine until something else broke so there is hope.

What exactly are you looking to do? Shorten the chainstay and the seat post?

Posted: Jul 31, 2008 at 9:01 Quote
LOL


darwin award here we come !



real talk !

O+
Posted: Jul 31, 2008 at 16:15 Quote
they heat treat the frames after being welded... as far as i know it can't be welded again. otherwise snapping a headtube off wouldn't be so bad


 


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