braze on's ?

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TimeTraveller
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braze on's ?

Postby TimeTraveller » 11 Mar 2019, 7:01pm

Hi I would like to fit a front rack to my surly Karate monkey forks,
does anyone know of a place in the northeast that could do my some fork brze ons.
? local to teeside would be good

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Re: braze on's ?

Postby SimonCelsa » 13 Mar 2019, 5:21am

I thought them forks came as standard with a plethora of threaded bosses pre-drilled? Couldn't one of them be utilized.

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Re: braze on's ?

Postby pwa » 13 Mar 2019, 6:26am

Yes, the ones I've seen have what look like the right braze ons already.

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Re: braze on's ?

Postby Brucey » 13 Mar 2019, 6:49am

Karate monkey has evolved over the years; earlier models didn't have the right braze-ons even if the current ones do.

eg there is no mention here

https://web.archive.org/web/20120930223521/http://surlybikes.com/bikes/karate_monkey

If you can't find anyone to do the brazing work, I guess you could always buy another fork?

Not sure if they did frames and frame repairs in their latter years but M Steel (closed in 2017) used to do that sort of thing....

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Re: braze on's ?

Postby Dean » 13 Mar 2019, 11:36am

Kevin Winter in Ferryhill?

I'm struggling to think of anyone else nearby. Pop into NRG Cycles in Thornaby and they can mebbes point you at someone.

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Re: braze on's ?

Postby rualexander » 13 Mar 2019, 4:31pm

Plenty of racks can be fitted without brazed on bosses on the fork legs, particularly if you have a mudguard eyelet at the dropout as in the version brucey linked to.

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Re: braze on's ?

Postby TimeTraveller » 14 Mar 2019, 7:21pm

Got the forks used so there an early model with no mounts .. :(
sorted now Arthur caygill will do the for me ...