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hi me and my dad are trying to make a bike frame for a huge bike. we want the seat to be about 7 feet in the air.and we are not sure what kind of metal to use. i dont want this thing weighting a 100 pounds.
I am not sure of the machines name but i have alot i can work with. i go to a school for three hours ever day they got tons of fun stuff and i should have my AWS in about a year. i have been welding as a hobby for about a year but been getting in to trying to get my AWS for like a month your two.
i need it to be as light as possable, alumminum wont work, im not to good at that yet but this is the second major project i will be doing.
this bike needs to be able to suport me (185 pounds) thats the main issue
On any bike alum or an exotic metal is the way to go, otherwise i'd go with some thing walled tubing and hit up that route, without being able to use Alum your bike is going to be heavy. I know i've repaired my friends bikes that we're alum, and also for a customer of mine that is a bike shop.
as you can tell by my name i am a bmxer and what you dicribe to make isent a bmx but PRSC knows what he's takin about. I would jus use thin walled steel from the local steel distributer. I have used thin walled steel for my last race bmx and it worked perfect and it weighed .. i think it was like 6 LBS or somthing .. it was relly light. I jus mig welded it with a mm135 the dopest little welder around!