Framebuilders - tube bender
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06-02-07, 10:29 PM
Does anyone know of an affordable tube bender that can handle thin walled steel tubing for bicycle frame building? As an example, I would like to build a recumbant that has a 1 inch tube with a wall thickness of 0.049 inches that needs to be bent 90 degrees. This tube is for the chain stays.
06-03-07, 02:03 AM
There's all kinds of crazy to simple (http://www.instructables.com/id/EZN6PA63GTEP286FOA/) benders, go Googling for a while and you'll find ten different ways to do it on the cheap.
06-03-07, 12:11 PM
there's some really good info on tubing benders here (http://www.metalgeek.com/archives/2005/05/01/000047.php).
06-03-07, 05:56 PM
The covell video on tubing has lots of different methods :)
06-04-07, 06:36 PM
Thanks very much to all!
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