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    Searching for a frame welder

    Looking for a recommended aluminum frame welder in southern NH or northern Ma. I have a hair line crack and am hoping to get this welded as a temporary fix until I can get up the funds for a new frame or bike.

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    Try HotTubes in Worcester, MA. Also, Frank the Welder in Bellows Falls, VT does aluminum.

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    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

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    Hot Tubes could be a good option (45 min away). Where is Chris Ingleheart located? I was told to give Reynolds Weld Lab in Derry NH (15 min away) a call. after some online research it seems they will be able to help. Has anyone here had any work done by them?

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    I had a frame welded by Amherst Welding. They did a great job, but the most important thing to know is how to heat treat the frame after welding. If the frame is 6061 T6 tubing, then it will break post welding if not properly heat treated. The "heat affected zone" is very weak. Not all aluminum alloys are like this, but you need to know what you have and do it right.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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    Not many custom frame makers use aluminum, at least compared to steel or ti. As I previously mentioned, Frank the Welder (Sinister) in VT only builds with aluminum. He might be your best bet for local alu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsepro View Post
    Not many custom frame makers use aluminum, at least compared to steel or ti. As I previously mentioned, Frank the Welder (Sinister) in VT only builds with aluminum. He might be your best bet for local alu.
    Sinister has their frames heat treated in Quincy Mass. That is where I had my repaired Jekyll frame heat treated.
    My name is Chris and I ride a Prophet 650b with a Lefty.

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    Hot tubes is in Shirley Mass now, so perhaps a little closer to you than Worcester.

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