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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2004 4:31 pm 
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I had a quick question for you...
I picked up a frame on eBay a while back. I failed to notice that it was disc only. I was going to get rid of the frame, but then I thought about adding the bosses. I know it is tough to weld on aluminum, but not impossible. Has anyone had this done, and if so, how much should I expect to pay?
Thanks!
Robert


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http://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-fixture.html

I hope this will help you. :D

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Thanks Stylomilo!
It definitely looks possible.


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Welding Al isn't that hard - with lots of practice ;) There is no colour change on heating and if you havn't done it before there is a good chance you will melt the frame.

After welding the frame will have to be reheat treated, or failure could happen quite quickly.

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Ok. It sounds possible, but not easy. I think I'll pass. :(
If anyone is interested in a disc only 19"/M 2001 Giant XTC SE1 send me a PM.
Thanks for all of the info, guys!


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