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Old 10-04-17, 10:54 AM
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Custom Alum Builder Recommendation

Anybody have a recommendation for custom Alum builders based in the US. Looking for a CX frame, thinking a year ahead. Seems like Alum went out of vogue a bit.

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Old 10-04-17, 05:04 PM
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Zanconato, Rock Lobster, Tsunami. I don't know what Frank the welder is doing nowadays.
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Zanconato, Rock Lobster, Tsunami. I don't know what Frank the welder is doing nowadays.
Any one if those is top notch. I had a Tsunami built for me and Iíve been happy with it for years.
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Zanc seems to have pretty close ties to CX, I would probably start there
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Its the Post Welding Solution Heat treatment, to neutralize stresses that are part of the complications..

The Biggies like Merida And Giant probably have Computer controlled Ovens , the alignment jigged frames pass thru....

1st C'dales were kind of Wavy , after the annealing and normalizing.. but rode straight..






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Squid, Spooky, VYNL, and LOW as well. Alu is a great material for CX where the big tires help with the ride.
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Spooky is gone, isn't it?
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The website looks current and frames are for sale in the store. Not sure.
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Spooky is gone, isn't it?
Spooky was resurrected in 2016, FTW doing the building.
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