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    tube sets with curved seat tubes.. exsist, or no?

    was looking into building a pursuit based frame with the curved seat tube but having trouble figuring out if the frame builders are bending them, or if any of the tubing manufacturers produce them?

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    Henry James carried A TT "Aero" set with a curved st for quite a while. Don't know if it's still a regular stock item though.
    FWIW, every curved st I've seen in person was a custom bend done by the builder- Including the one I brazed up today.

    ps- gotta be careful how you do the bend if you want it to conform to UCI regs.

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    are you building a 2 part wood press form, or some sort of tubing bender?
    i would love to see a pic...?

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    I don't know if they still make them, but True Temper used to make a fully aero tube set with an "S" bend seat-tube. We used them extensively while building prototypes for KHS. Albeit, that was years ago. What other places have you checked?

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    I've got a custom frame that the frame builder hand-bent the top tube.
    It can be done but is a bit risky on thin or butted tubes.
    There is a thread on bending tubes on the Frame Forum:
    http://www.frameforum.net
    just do a search ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by velomatt View Post
    I've got a custom frame that the frame builder hand-bent the top tube.
    It can be done but is a bit risky on thin or butted tubes.
    There is a thread on bending tubes on the Frame Forum:
    http://www.frameforum.net
    just do a search ...


    ah, thanks for the info

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