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Old 01-02-2011, 09:27 PM
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Default Re: How can I bend 1" tubing?

Originally Posted by wileydavis View Post
What radius and wall thickness? If you can get away with a large radius, you can just bend it by hand (slowly) around something large and round. I bent the 1' x .049" top tube on my bike using two 18" particle board discs routed to form a half round. See pic. I also used this to bend the chainstays.

I was kinda thinking of doing something like that. But the drop loop is a pretty tight bend and I was worried about getting a kink.
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