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gruvnfunk
05-17-2013, 03:01 PM
I have these small cracks on both sides of the tower at the same spot on both sides. Is it dangerous to pull riders using the tower?

http://puu.sh/2Vp55.jpg
http://puu.sh/2Vp67.jpg
http://puu.sh/2Vp72.jpg

thatsmrmastercraft
05-17-2013, 03:06 PM
What do you normally pull......a barge?

texasjet
05-17-2013, 03:22 PM
I would to trust it

JohnnyB
05-17-2013, 03:28 PM
Looks dangerous....

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mzimme
05-17-2013, 03:29 PM
That needs some welding work...

BudmanV24
05-17-2013, 03:50 PM
What do you normally pull......a barge?

I think the krispy Kreme sign in the background answers that question...

zsqure
05-17-2013, 03:52 PM
Get it welded before it falls on someone.

thatsmrmastercraft
05-17-2013, 04:43 PM
I think the krispy Kreme sign in the background answers that question...

:rolleyes::D:D

46Chief
05-17-2013, 08:57 PM
Is that a New Dimension Zeroflex?

Your pics don't really tell where on the tower they are located. I've ridden cracked aluminium mtb frames for a season and not had a catastrophic failure. I wouldn't be comfortable with it on a tower. Unless you know a top notch tig welder that can heat treat the tubes you should be looking for a new tower. A weld job may buy you another season or two if you stop pulling barges and tubers.

bsloop
06-03-2013, 01:29 PM
Wow, I would not ride it like that.
The brittle nature of aluminum makes it prone to catastrophic failure with little notice, unlike steel.

Find a good tig welder and consult with them. Maybe look for a race car frame builder? they are more common than you might think.
A good grind and fill can be very strong and last but experienced eyes on the job is important.

CantRepeat
06-05-2013, 05:50 AM
You're joking, right?

I'm pretty sure the OP is trolling.

TxsRiverRat
06-05-2013, 12:19 PM
I say grow a pair of balls and go for it

Please take lots of video

mikeg205
06-05-2013, 12:48 PM
Unsafe to tow - thread closed