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    Is the weld on this brake mount safe to ride?

    I just bought this used steel frame (On One Inbred) on the interwebs and everything looks good with the possible exception of the brake mount. It's definitely a hideous weld, but is it going to fail on me? I'm planning on powdercoating the frame after a friend welds on some ISCG tabs, so I could possibly have him clean it up.







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    Welds are gorgeous. I weld for a living, and it appears his hand just moved. The puddle isn't contaminated. That's what causes cracks.

    Ride it hard

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    Plus its a low stress area. In comparison to let's say, the bb or the lower headtube joint

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    I wouldn't worry about it at all. As said, quite decent
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    Yeh;

    T'aint purdy on the backside there, but it won't break. Solid and sanitary out on the outside. You could purty it up be beveling back that edge a bit before you refinish it.
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    undercut is one of the worst welding defects, but there is plenty of metal on that brake mount to keep it put for many years to come. I certainly wouldn't have your friend try to re-weld the backside. Putting it through another heat cycle isn't going to do you any favors.

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    Thanks or the replies guys! I'll probably just leave it alone if it's not an issue. Just checking to make sure, because I have plans for this bike. My build thread is here: Second chance for an old frame: Custom Inbred build (Photo heavy)

    On a different note: does anyone foresee any issues with adding ISCG tabs? My buddy has been welding frames for a small BMX company for at least a year now. Anything I should make him aware of that he may not know?

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    Looks good imo

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