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Old 06-02-07, 09:29 PM   #1
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tube bender

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.

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Old 06-03-07, 01:03 AM   #2
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There's all kinds of crazy to simple benders, go Googling for a while and you'll find ten different ways to do it on the cheap.
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tubing benders @ metalgeek

there's some really good info on tubing benders here.
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The covell video on tubing has lots of different methods
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