Originally Posted by ferball
Thanks for all the tips, is there any way to check joint/weld integrity without fancy equipment aside from whacking it with a hammer and putting some weight on it? I think the welds I have will hold, and they have withstood the hammer and I can put weight on it, but with long term use will welds give way, or is it the metal they are bonded to that give up?
X ray ?
I would try on some scrap bike stuff and bend them and see how strong your welds are.
I look at bikes at WalMart every time I go while the wife shops.
Seen some pretty bad looking welds.