aluminum and steel frames

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  1. graydog8josh

    graydog8josh New Member

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    aluminum is lighter than steel, so does that mean you have to compensate in wall thickness to make the bike sturdy enough to ride, like for example in the gt2a frame.

    What is the wall thickness on the gt2a frrame.

    and in a felt steel frame what is the wall thickness?

    Im thinking about trying to make a frame
     
  2. culvercityclassic

    culvercityclassic Well-Known Member

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    If your going to make a frame, use steel for your first one...
     
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Active Member

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    Frame manufacturers can be very secretive about wall thickness. There are some bicycle forums out there with a lot of info on frame building. It is much easier to overheat and ruin the thin wall tubing while welding.
    Better to start with steel like Culver said.
     
  4. scotto-

    scotto- Custom 4-Stroke Bike Builder

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    Words of wisdom right there......take heed.
     
  5. Dan

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    There are some great threads on jigs, Josh. Are ya thinking that route?

    Been wanting to do a DIY frame as well.
     
  6. The_Aleman

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    #6 The_Aleman, Jan 11, 2015
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