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Old 06-16-2012, 03:16 PM
LaLongueCarabine LaLongueCarabine is offline
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Default Re: 0.0 Is this a CRACK?!

Originally Posted by Mr. Minecraft View Post
I will test ride it for a few days and see what happens. If it seems alright, I will sell it.

On a side note, if they weld it properly and fix all the cracks, why would it NOT be safe to ride?

And yes sir, i will post pics
for a few reasons:
1. welding is not like gluing together two pieces of wood, welding leaves stresses in the metal. First the local weld area expands from the heat, the patent metal pushes back and when the weld area cools and contracts it leaves some of this stress.
2. unless they heat the weld area you will have a weld that heats and then cools real fast making the weld joint brittle.
3. the frame cracked in two directions, meaning that the frame was banged real hard against something or the steel of the frame was heat treated poorly and is junk.
4. Lastly they fact you want to sell, shows your confidence level isn't there and you distrust the repair.
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