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Old 10-18-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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Metal Fabrication in Pittsburgh, PA

So I've been trying to get someone to fabricate a pannier rack for the boxes I've got lying around, but non of the local metal fabrication places will give timely response to inquiries. Does anybody know of a place I could go to get this done, or want to do the job themselves?

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Old 10-19-2014, 07:22 AM   #2
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Join tech shop in Pittsburgh, they have a hydraulic tubing bender, waterjet, powdercoating, welding etc.

I built my pannier racks there and powdercoated them.

I would have gladly helped you as I have done a few sets for myself but I moved to MA
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Join tech shop in Pittsburgh, they have a hydraulic tubing bender, waterjet, powdercoating, welding etc.

I built my pannier racks there and powdercoated them.

I would have gladly helped you as I have done a few sets for myself but I moved to MA
I have been thinking about joining for the access to their nice tools. But with all the free time I don't have, I doubt I would make it over there very often.
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Join tech shop in Pittsburgh, they have a hydraulic tubing bender, waterjet, powdercoating, welding etc.

I built my pannier racks there and powdercoated them.

I would have gladly helped you as I have done a few sets for myself but I moved to MA
Man! Wish I would have known about that earlier... Should have asked you about this first thing. That place seems awesome. I want to leave on a trip by next week though, so I don't think I could make that work. I'm setting up soft bags anyway, and trying to get that rack done before it gets too cold would be kind of risky given my utter lack of experience.

The conclusion I've come to is that I don't have the money to hire somebody to make the racks or the time to make them myself, so I'll just need to make due without
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They have fabricated and supplied stuff for our work before. ;-).
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I've been thinking the same thing myself. Let me know your results if you find anything, because my sledgehammer and electric drill aren't doing as good of a job as I would have hoped :)


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