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Old 05-14-2010, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: Welding on Big box store bikes?

Originally Posted by Birddog1148 View Post
I need to weld brake caliper mounts to the forks of a new Huffy cranbrook.

The bike shop guy said welding destroys the heat treat on the bikes.
the bike store guy is full of it, the little brown hands that made your huffy cranbrook did not heat treat it. welding a bracket to that will totally work.

Alternative: If the head tube is 1 1/8 on that bike, id recommend getting a "new" suspension fork with the tabs already mounted. should be able to get one for 25 bucks via craigslist. you also may have to put in bearings for a thread less headset, depending on what you find, but they are much better anyways
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