View Single Post
Old 01-14-2010, 12:24 PM
2door's Avatar
2door 2door is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Littleton, Colorado
Posts: 16,222
Default Re: square steel tubing

To add to what Venice has said; bending square tubing will require a very long radius. 1 1/4 X 1 1/4 square steel tubing can be bent but to get a 90 degree bend would require a very long radius bend that wouldn't lend itself to bicycle use (if that is your goal) A tight bend would, as Norm says, stress the metal, crimping and stretching it at the point of the bend and seriously impact the strength of the assembly. Cut the steel at a 45 degree angle and weld it. (Don't use JB weld)
Age and Treachery Will Always Triumph
Over Youth and Skill & "Charlie Don't Ride"
Reply With Quote