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Old 07-06-2009, 02:57 PM
Tabogon Tabogon is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: VA
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Default Re: Working on Frames Question

Thanks, Brett. MIG was my original plan, but I had read quite a few sites that explained that most professional built frames are brazed and that is why they can be so expensive. Is the brazing process the pros use different?

The finished looked of brazed joints look amazing, but as I mentioned before, I don't want my bike to fall apart if brazing wasn't strong enough for daily use.

Either way, the prices are about the same and it seems that personal brazing equipment is scarce around here anyway. It just seems the multiple uses of a OA torch would outweigh the pain of finding supplies, but safety is my first priority.

Is it pretty straight forward to MIG weld aluminum and stainless steel? I plan on my first frame to be made of steel, but might want to play around later with different types of metal.

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