Originally Posted by culvercityclassic
With that bike I would use .085 to build it. With the motor and wheels you really want it to be stout with no frame flex. You may even consider .120. I have a really nice bender at work that you could use but it only does 1 in and 1.5 in. Let me know.... Jeff
Looks like I'm gonna be a human crash test dummy again, cause I already got .065" everything but the tubes are all oversized. My bender only does 1 and 1.5" as well. I also got 1/4" plate for the dropouts.
Tubes are already bent with only notching/welding left to be done. The motor mount you see is NOT the only thing holding the seat tube to the down tube. The down tube continues running underneath the motor mount all the way to the chain stay tubes.
11 gauge spokes and nips are on the way.
The only thing that scares me is the welds holding up or at least giving me a little warning ahead of time if they do in fact fail. I don't need a lot of warning. Any warning at all will do. I won't have far to fall. LOL