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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by DROP, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. DROP

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    does any one know where i can buy a steel head tube? I know easton sells headtubes but there all aluminum. help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. zahgurim

    zahgurim Underwater monkey

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    Are you building a bike yourself? Or are you looking for a steertube?
     
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    sayndesyn Turbo Monkey

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    Get a Chris King Steelset and be done with it. Most places, Jenson, Pricepoint, Go-ride sell them for around 135. Had to buy one when I ovalized my head tube and they work. Think of them as a second head tube...
     
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    I'm guessing you aren't welding your own frame with my last post and just need to make your bike less prone to ovalizing...
     
  5. DROP

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    No guys im not building a bike Its just i have this thing its like a cross between a mini bike and a dirt bike but it uses dh forks so i need a new head tube for it.
     
  6. DROP

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    i just put it in the dh forum cause i thought u guys would know and i need some thing strong.
     
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    contact a frame builder that makes steel bikes, local would be easiest.
     
  8. DROP

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    could i order them from bmx companys? or like dirt jump compnys or would i have to find some one that sells them.
     
  9. Wumpus

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    U.S.A. DISTRIBUTORS for Columbus tubing.

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    Sir_Crackien Turbo Monkey

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    i think surly sales frame part and you can probible get the instigator headtube. that thing is strong for sure
     
  11. buildyourown

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    You can buy precut headtubes for road bikes but they are way too thin for anything aggressive. What you want is some straight gauge 4130 tubing. Wicks Aircraft or Aircraft Spruce can sell you what you need.

    1.5 x .083 is really the only size that works. It leaves you just a little bit of material to ream out after the frame is done. If your headtube needs to be thicker, you'll need to braze on some reinforcing rings.
     
  12. DH SB RIDER

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    i think u mean head sets?
     
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    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    Seriously dude, shut up.
    Did you read the thread???? He said he is making his own frame and that he is looking for a headTUBE
     
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    www.henryjames.com they have everything you need but you'll have to dig around the site a little bit... go for the bmx supertherm tubing...
     
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    since you're making it yourself why not just make the headtube yourself, Mr Handyman?

    brilliant.

    as a black hole.
     
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    im sure curtis would be happy to provide some T45 but it might work out pricy being in the UK
     
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    If he is making his own frame, then why did he say: "No guys im not building a bike".

    In that case, I hope you (Drop) are not thinking that you can "remove" the headtube from a frame and put on a new one... not gonna work.
     
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    Why don't you quote the whole post. It clearly states that he is looking for a HEADTUBE in order to modify a frame. Sounds like he's trying to put a shiver on a 50 or something similiar.

    And you can remove headtubes and replace them with one of a different size if you know what you're doing. I've done this to a few old 1" frames including a Merlin.