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    steerer extension?

    i jusr removed the fork from my marin and i found what looks like a welded in steerer extension?? is this a normal thing??
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    did u buy the bike or fork used?haha
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    it was a used bike that had this OE fork on it..

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    no, not normal.

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    Is something like that strong? I Found that on my old used stiff bike i use to ride, never had a problem with it. but how well does it hold up?

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    I remember in welding class years ago that mostly a good weld is often stronger than the material. As long as it is straight I would say that there is no problem. Never seen it but you never would unless you tore the front apart.

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    Yeah. lol i dident know it was there till the berrings whent in there, took it out and funky.lol yeah. makes sense that the weld is stronger than material thanks

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    i'd take that thing to a bike shop and get one of the wrenches to check it out. or better yet, just buy a new one. it's not fun when your bars and front wheel disagree on which way to turn. just my opinion.

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    http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.c...=143001&page=6

    Just as I remember, if you are welding a pard that has a tensile strength of x you usually select a welding material atleast 10% stronger than the material being joined.

    http://www.grantprideco.com/drilling...e/Weldneck.asp

    Not a textbook but what i could find in 5 mins
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    i am an ex mechanic of 11 years but havent touched a bike in 6 years so just wondered if this is a late technique rockshox had employed? im not using the fork but needed to sell it really.im also a qualified welder and to my eyes it certainly looks pretty darn solid...thanks.

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    I think it would never give anyone any trouble if its welded well but try convincing someone of that might be a different story!

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