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Old 02-09-2018, 01:13 PM   #11
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Great post! Drilling drain holes in my tubes today!

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Old 02-12-2018, 07:49 AM   #12
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Here is a better shot of the crack. Definitely see it is bulging out on this one.

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Old 02-12-2018, 08:36 AM   #13
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No idea how it happened. The Aluminess guy mentioned they would drill some drain holes. Odd but, probably a good idea!
Actually drilling drain holes is a pretty common practice with tubing and box work that is fully enclosed once welded. If your looking for it you find holes drilled in ladders, bicycle frames, tubing car frames, ect. Fabricators are clever and often drill them in real inconspicuous places, but they are there.

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As an aside, small holes in steel bike frames are often vent holes for the building process. Although some builders do put drain holes under the bottom bracket shell. See http://davesbikeblog.squarespace.com...ent-holes.html
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:04 AM   #15
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Update:

Just got my swing arm back from Aluminess. They repaired the cracks and repainted the arm.

Huge thanks to @cthayn for driving the swing arm out to CA and bringing it back. What are the chances of finding someone so close to home who happens to be going to the exact place my swing arm needed to go? Very much appreciated.

Also impressed with Alumniness. No questions asked. They just fixed it. Very rare in todays customer service world. They did add a few drain holes in the swing arm. Look to be about .25".

Overall, very happy with the power of this forum to connect people and Aluminess for standing by their product.

And, if you live somewhere where freezing and rain occur, might want to bust out the drill . . . . .
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Old 04-19-2018, 09:54 AM   #16
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Could not agree more that the customer service from Aluminess is second to none. The professionalism and desire to satisfy their customers with quality product is unmatched period! Kenny is the lead sales rep, and he is by far the reason this company is as good as it gets when it comes to customer service!

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