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Old 02-17-16, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker View Post
Okay, I'll whisk the pot so to speak. Post-weld heat treating of the Breezer tubes is not a first. This technique has also been applied to Reynolds 953 tubes I believe since shortly after they were introduced, and which are sold either heat treated and aged or not. The former type makes cutting the tubes easier. But of course the hydroforming is really the unique aspect of the Breezer tubes.
PWHT refers to HT of the entire frame after it is completey welded, and I am not familiar with another steel road frame to undergo that process, so I think the Breezer is unique in that way, and additionally unique to do so with HF tubes.
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