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Old 01-03-2011, 09:36 PM
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Default 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.

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