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jimmy hardtail

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Hey all

I am looking into building my own mtb frame out of steel. Does anyone know where I can get cromoly steel tubing in SA, preferably Cape Town. Also anyone built there own frame before? Advice and pics would be cool!

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UP builds their Baja car using this stuff, so will ask them tomorrow. You do know that some of the profiles need to be heated before you can weld them and there are special courses and stuff you have to do to be able to weld them... it also can only be welded to itself as far as I know.

I guess what I'm saying is good luck and would love to see the results.

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  • 9 months later...

Did you ever come right finding Cro-moly tubing?


Also, General Question. how thick are most cro-mo tubes on heavy hitting Hardtails (i.e. Dirt jump bikes)


thanks hey.

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