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Old 02-07-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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I have a Nordic Track Ellipse elliptical machine (I believe it's the e9, but if it's not, it looks very similar to it). The metal a couple inches behind the right, plastic foot pad, just under the big plastic cover, has torn asunder. I was wondering: Does anybody know of an appropriate epoxy that might adhere this back together and allow me to use my elliptical once again? Also, how would you apply it?

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Ok. Here's a close up and one a bit further back so you can see the elliptical.


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Not sure about epoxy, but did you try writing the manufacturer to see if you could get a replacement part for that?

That looks like a stress crack in white iron (cast aluminium / magnesium) which I am sure will need reinforcing, not just glued back together.

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If the metal has cracked from fatigue---epoxy will not be the answer---welding or brazing would be the best solution---check with a local welding shop or a bicycle shop--(my local bike shop used to be a good place for this sort of small repair.)---Mike--
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If the metal has cracked from fatigue---epoxy will not be the answer---welding or brazing would be the best solution---check with a local welding shop or a bicycle shop--(my local bike shop used to be a good place for this sort of small repair.)---Mike--
Ok. I'll do that.

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