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Old 07-26-2016, 02:55 PM
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Thanks Graham. The fitup is good, but not perfect. If I were using MIG, it would absolutely awesome. Since I'm TIGing these guys, I want as tight of a fit as I can get. I'm afraid to remove any more material, so I think I'm going to weld it up as-is.
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:02 PM
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Bars look awesome, radius cross bar is a cool touch.

My gut says the hub bub about fillers is second to getting the heat treatment correct on those two bends. With the cross bar the loading is focused on those grip bends which I would imagine they will be many times weaker than the tension force on the cross bar.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:07 AM
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I agree, the bending stress is most likely greater than the stress in the cross tube. Hopefully something was learned from all of this jibber jabber, haha.

The bars are officially complete. I got them back from heat treat last week. I wish I wouldn't taken a pic when I first got them, the bluing left from the quench made them look pretty horrid. I cleaned them up with some Muriatic acid, then shined them up with the scotch brite disc. I'm waiting on a formal shipping address for my buddy, then they'll be on the road to AZ.

Now all we can do is wait and see if they stand the test of time.

For all of the bicycle gurus out there - 800mm wide, 4" rise, 0 upsweep, 15 backsweep. 1" OD throughout.

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