Re: How can I bend 1" tubing?
[QUOTE=The 26incher;245998]Have you tried to fill the pipe with water and freeze it then bend it?[/QUO
One thing is for sure it would be no problem freezing the 6 ft tube. Just leave it outside for an hour. I will try that method on some scrap tubing just to see how it works out. I doubt that it would crack the tubing if it was filled and left veritical while freezing with the top open.
In my teen age years I did sand filled bending but results were mixed 60-40 failure to sucess. More than likley due to lack of skill.
I saw some bending mandrels for 1" dia tube. However the shipped cost was around $200.
Two much for just one bike build.
Last edited by Russell; 01-04-2011 at 09:25 AM.