- Welding Pannier Eyelets… Is It Realistic
The problem with a simple weld is the heat involved will burn the paint and if the frame is anything other than steel ,involves more proffesional approach than a garage may be able to offer.
Look up your local frame builder would be my suggestion ,at least for knowledgeable advice.Posted 8 years ago
I don't know anything about welding, so this may be a dumb question…
One of the eyelets that my panniers were screwed into snapped off the frame on my way home today. If it's a simple job, it may be easier to get the eyelet welded back on than to faff around stripping my frame down and trying to get it replaced/warrantied. It also seems crazy to waste the remains of a good frame over a small thing, but I need to carry stuff in panniers.
Any thoughts on what I should do with it (and where would be able to do a decent job)?
Searching through old threads, a car garage might be able to sort it so I could try that on Monday.Posted 8 years ago
Uh huh. Thanks for your thoughts, guys. Like you, I was thinking it might be quite a delicate job so I'll investigate what frame builders are around (W London).
The frame is steel so hopefully it should be possible!
No chance of a seatpost rack, BTW. I do carry some heavy-ish loads sometimes (shopping is the heaviest, especially when it involves beer).Posted 8 years ago
I'm not keen on DIY for this one. I don't think I'd be able to get it strong enough and properly aligned. Roberts are worth a call, though. I never knew where they were based and it's not too long a ride over there from Hampton.
Definitely no to p-clips, it's the eyelet down at the dropout 🙁Posted 8 years ago
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