I'm fairly convinced that shotpeening is a good way to petenticallt increase the strength of our frames, whether they be 7005 Series Aluminium, 3/2.5 Titanium or Micro-Alloyed Steel.
However, I'm pretty sure that if I approach a local peener, they well never have peened a high end custom bicycle frame before, so if I decide to take the plunge, I need to know what to ask for an what to expect.
Now, the spec I've been told to adhere to is SAE AMS-S-13165. My question is, does this spec have provisions for peening a tubular structure, often with wall thicknesses less the 0.035" (.889mm) in Titanium and down to .500mm for steel?
What information/knowledge should I have in hand before I approach a local shotpeener?
Can anyone recommend a firm in San Francisco that would be the best people to approach?
Finally, what would you expect the typical cost to be to shotpeen a high end bicycle frame?