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    Welding an aluminum chainstay

    I sold a frame to a guy last weekend and did not realize that there was a crack in the chainstay. It is out of warranty. Does anybody know of a place in Upstate SC/Western NC that could weld this for me?

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    I would wrap it in carbon fiber instead of welding it. I'm not welding expert but I think welding it at this point, especially without heat treating, would result in a weak fix.

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    Give Ed Johnson of JVE Ltd a call, right off Rutherford Rd in G'ville.
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