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Old 05-17-2013, 03:01 PM
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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?



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Old 05-17-2013, 03:06 PM
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What do you normally pull......a barge?
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:50 PM
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What do you normally pull......a barge?
I think the krispy Kreme sign in the background answers that question...
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I would to trust it
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:28 PM
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Looks dangerous....

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That needs some welding work...
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Old 05-17-2013, 03:52 PM
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Get it welded before it falls on someone.
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:57 PM
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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.
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:29 PM
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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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