Old dog, new tricks. PICTURES!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Guest, Jun 4, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well, I actually welded my crank to my sprocket successfully today.
    On a non-motored bike which I broke a while back. I got my 110v out and used some 6013 rod and it went pretty well for me, the non-welder.

    Thanks for listening,

  2. locoWelder

    locoWelder Guest

    good for you let us know how it holds up 8)
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I was affraid I was going to punch a hole in the sprocket by having the welder set to penetrate the crank.

    After I quit screwing around and turned the welder up to 90a and slowed way down, I actually made a couple of short, crooked beads. More than enough material to hold considering what used to hold it together. It just looks like S*&t. I used two rods! :lol:
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest


    In photo 2 you can see the hole where the "pin" broke out of.
  5. gone_fishin

    gone_fishin Guest

    my tip, but not criticism, my first welds looked pretty splotchy too: more heat...linger on the crank long enuff for penetration, then slide down to the sprocket just long enough, then back up...it's tricky but not too.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Come on loco, I know you have something! :lol:
  7. OldPete

    OldPete Guest

    Never! Ever! Do you try to weld a chromed surface. Grind chrome off.
    Good prep 'n fit is half the battle when learning to weld.
    Practice on junk parts first.

    Hate me for being honest if you must. :cool:
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Well, I did remove some "chrome" around the junction of the sprocket and crank. I also removed some paint before I started.

    Or are you refering to the electrode marks on the crank? Those were not intentional....

    Anyhow, it holds. :D