These will be a bicycle – a very heavy bicycle

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I picked up some DOM tubing to make another bicycle. It’s going to be more of a cruiser than the last one.

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Here’s the first tube being bent for the frame. This is a Pro-Tools 105 bender that I picked up last year. I’ve got a 1″, 1.5″ and 2″ die. This is the 1″ die as most of the tubing for the frame will be that size.

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And here’s the first bent tube being notched in my Baileigh TN-250 tube notcher. This tool not only increased my notching accuracy, it takes about 1/1oth the time of hand grinding.

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