Look at the pics of the frame again and then think about it.. The frame wasn't just holed, it was filled with aluminum tubing that's actually thicker gauge than what the frame is made from.. and it's circles... The frame will be heavier and also substantially stronger... now if it was just swiss cheesed... yeah, that would be weaker and suck consider the frame is hollow and thin gauge aluminum to start with... the welded tubing insterted makes it stronger than leaving it an open box.I'm surprised you holed the frame, I would be super concerned you severely weakened the frame. In fact, I am.
Believe me, I studied the pictures for awhile and thought about it since last night, hence my delayed post. I understand the concept and your reasoning, but that that doesn't make me any less concerned. Hell, you could show me all the maths that justify your claims of being stronger and I'd still be concerned, that's how I rollLook at the pics of the frame again and then think about it.