I'm a determined diy-guy even though I haven't yet done a frame on my own! I've been longing for it but haven't gotten the skills. Anyway, now I've found a friend who have teached me how to weld and he also have a mma-welder (you could weld aluminium with mma, right?). So, i thought, why not do a alu-bike when I can! I want a roadracer but just have an old reynolds531-bike from like 80th.
I was thinking about building the frame up from square alu-pipes (mostly because it's easier to find and weld) and then attach a carboon fork and use a donnorbike for parts. (crashed roadracer or something).
Does anyone have any experience in such stuff?
Is there anything important to think of when you build it, alu aint as resistent as steel and i suppose I'll need some extra strong parts at the right place...
Anyway, this is what i want it to be like when it's done: http://fixedgeargallery.com/2010/may...nieClincke.htm
Even though I don't have a laser-cutter but i suppose i could drill some holes and then leave it a bit heavier than hes, I mean, some kilo doesn't mater for me being used to steel.
thanks in advantage for answers.