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    tubing needed

    I am trying to locate a source for a piece of tubing for my tandem that I am having modified. I need a 1.26" (I assume it really is 1.25" but measures 1.26") diameter by 30" long tube of Chromoly. The frame is made out of True Temper verus butted tubing but I cant find anything close. Can anyone help me out?

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    I think you're going to have to get some 1 1/4" 4130 straight gauge tubing. .035" wall should work for a top tube.

    on edit: I mistakenly had 1 1/8" earlier
    Last edited by unterhausen; 01-16-12 at 02:56 PM.

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    Aircraft Spruce and Specialty has straight gauge 4130 in 1.25" cut to length. KVA stainless has straight gauge stainless tubes 800mm long in 1.25" (31.8mm).

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    Found it at Wicks aircraft. Thanks

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    Ok got the frame back from the welder and it turned out great. He did not trim the seat tube down though and when I did it ends up being just below the end of the original seatpost sleeve. I am thinking of trying to remove the sleeve from the trimmed piece of seat tube and brazing it in the remaining seat tube. will this work? Any other ideas?

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