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gruvnfunk 05-17-2013 03:01 PM

Is it dangerous to pull behind this tower?
 
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by thatsmrmastercraft (Post 936634)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by BudmanV24 (Post 936650)
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.


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