welding aluminum/ felt bike

Discussion in 'Painting, Welding, Bending and Gas Tanks' started by hotrodlincoln, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. hotrodlincoln

    hotrodlincoln Member

    Has anyone actually had an aluminum frame fail after welding it?
    I have seen posts about heat treating after welding, that it becomes weak if you don't heat treat. I am considering welding some brackets to the frame I have but only if it does not affect the integrity of the frame. I am also considering using a clam shell adaptor and welding the bolts to the back of the sprocket so I can clear my coaster brake and my 3" rear tire. has anyone done this?
    Thanks, Hotrodlincoln

  2. mlcorson

    mlcorson Member