I was out riding some trials in my driveway when I heard this loud crack at first I though I had busted my seat base. nope. It looks like one of the welds is broken on my wilder rail attachment… damn. I payed $61.00 USD for this custom peice, that’s a lot in CAN $! John Drummond do you read? over and out.
There’s a lot of stress on only 4 pretty small welds, so it’s not unconceivable that this could happen. Looking at the pictures, I’d say that’s a really easy break to fix. I’d suggest taking it to a local blacksmith/welding shop where you could probably get it fixed for next to nothing (maybe even nothing if you show them some of your mad trials skills.)
If you were wondering, I don’t have anything to do with the design or production of the brackets.
I’m amazed you were able to break the weld using a plastic Miyata seat base. I would have expected the seat base to crack before generating enough force to break the weld.
I’m also amazed that no one else has managed to break one of the welds on the rail bracket. They are small welds and the metal plate is kind of thin (it looks like the plate almost gets burned through during the weld).
I would agree with George. Try getting someone local to re-weld it. If they think the new weld will be sketchy then see if you can get a new bracket.
Today I was out riding again (on the broken attachment) when all of the sudden crack all four welds are gone. The welding job looks incerdibly crappy and I
dont know why nobody else has been able to break one. I’m gonna see tomorrow
what my neighbour can do. PS what metal is the wilder attachment made of?
I had this problem a few months ago on one corner of my wilder bracket. Before you take the time
to send it back, this is something that can be easily fixed in a couple of minutes by anyone who
knows how to weld. That might be quicker than getting a warranty return.