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Posted: Aug 2, 2012 at 10:22
I've not dealt with western steel before however I would immagine they will only sell material in a 20 ft length, and it's expensive.
Check out Aircraft Spruce, they sell every size tube imagineable in as small a length as 6" I believe. I ordered all of my material through them and it was about 110 bucks worth of material to build one full suspension frame. Make sure you get their Canadian location as they are in the US and Canada.
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 at 10:48
Last time I checked, western steel sold almost everything 1'+, going up by halfs.
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 at 12:34
But do they have a minimum order? If not then thats wicked, go with it.
Posted: Aug 2, 2012 at 14:24
I'm not quite sure. I went and bought only a small strip of alu last week, so I assume not.
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 at 13:10
Not a bike part but i am rather proud of this. Frame rails for my 1970's for bronco restoration project
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 at 13:28
Thought they were handlebars at first
Posted: Aug 5, 2012 at 14:38
Thought they were handlebars at first
hahahahaha square handlebars lol'd at this, in a good way!
Posted: Aug 6, 2012 at 4:08
offset clamp surface for bicycle nascar. nice.
Posted: Aug 7, 2012 at 4:56
that had me giggling like a retard ahaha
Posted: Aug 8, 2012 at 20:31
Has anyone here ever had experience making a bmx frame? I've realized how rough of condition my Mutiny is in, so I'm tempted to try and customize it to a more comfortable spec. The project would be more of a hobby with my dad than anything, but it would still be interesting as to see how it comes out.
I'm going to completely raw it later this week,
cut down the seatube (or replace) to about 8.25",
Weld a longer toptube,
and make the headtube steeper.
I will be also adding a gusset here and there for extra strength.
LOL it sounds like fun. But surely if you want to put in a longer toptube, you will need a longer downtube as well?
I think if you've got no use for this frame and can use it to practice some bike-building skills on, then go for it... It will be a great opportunity to test out certain techniques.
But if you're banking on tweaking it, so you can get riding the following week, then you're barking up the wrong tree. That will most certainly definitely not happen (Sods law dictates this).
Why not cut the bike up into single tubes, then practice frame-building on it.... And if you get a good result, then think about buying some proper fresh tubes and doing a real proper job... But I don't think that's your goal is it? It seems like you want to get a much more comfortable frame for $30.... Which sounds a little bit unrealistic and a bit dangerous too.... But I'd love to see a vid of you shredding it up with a grinder though....
Posted: Aug 8, 2012 at 21:42
Good looking out Rudolph!
I'm debating on actually going though with it, I put more thought into it and realized it wouldn't truly be worth it. I've had more decent priced offers lately, and I'd rather have a new set of pedals and a stem instead of a f*cked frame.
I appreciate all the help though guys, but it put me out of a less ignorant state.
Posted: Aug 9, 2012 at 4:19
Sometimes the idea isn't a bad one, it's just under the wrong circumstances.
Glad we were able to open your eyes to a defferent view on things!
Posted: Aug 9, 2012 at 8:23
Posted: Aug 10, 2012 at 3:21
I'm having a nightmare with the chain getting stuck between my tyre/frame & in my chain guide, I can't really whine about the product because I'm expecting more of it than it was designed for so some kind of diy is needed. Ideally I'd have a shaft drive to a Nuvinci hub, end of problem, but that's probably gonna get expensive. I've mailed Christini, the only place I know of with useful bits but no response so far. I know about Dynamics & might be able to chop up one or two then if I could get the lengths & angles right connect them ( about 2" too long to cope with chain line extension ) with a uj so I don't need a slider like a prop, assuming both ends ( crank & hub mount ) could rotate although as I type that I'm not sure it would work.
I am quite set on the Nuvinci & if I extended the top plate of the guide passed the tyre that could work as a minimum, but if I could lose the chain too that would be better.
If anyone has any bright ideas for parts or any other solutions I'll consider anything.
Posted: Aug 10, 2012 at 5:56
What frame is this?
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