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MAKING A MOUNTAIN BIKE!!! PART 1 

Alec Steele
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Alec Steele Blacksmith 2020

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Ojan Anindito
Ojan Anindito 11 tuntia sitten
How to make damascus stick baseball
Samuel Bruce
Samuel Bruce 12 tuntia sitten
Could have done with putting a slight bevel on the notched tube for a larger surface area for the weld
GryphonWithACamera
GryphonWithACamera 14 tuntia sitten
I didn't know harry potter was so into welding and stand up comedy
kyle lauer
kyle lauer 17 tuntia sitten
Hi Alec, a strong recommendation I have when you reach the point where you are finished with welding on the frame, send the frame somewhere to have it normalized. Chromoly likes to crack right next to the welds If it isn’t normalized
Nathan Sumrall
Nathan Sumrall 19 tuntia sitten
Alec! I have some encouragement for you for GTAW/Tig welding! 1. More arc length, and the welding at the end of the video looked like it. The earlier welding shows dips in the arc's brighteness, which usually occurs when the tungsten is getting super close, or touching the weld puddle, or the filler metal is almost touching the tungsten. Practice with a friend reading out the voltage for you from the welding machine. Try to keep between 11-16 volts for this thin wall tubing, even pushing 18 volts would be fine if the weld passes bends. 2. The filler metal size, although small, may be too large to easily fabricate with the thin wall tubing. Ideally, the wire size would be comparable, if not smaller in size. If you have GMAW/Mig welding machine that uses ER70S-2 or ER70S-6 .035" Dia wire, just try welding with that wire with your Tig process. 3. I noticed you tried using pulse half way through the video--that's a good idea here, but probably not needed. Use that to prevent blowing thru the part, but don't use it to melt larger dia filler metals. 4. Swapping to a larger gas cup was a good idea. 5. As the part heats up, lowering amps can help. Foot petals are great, but using finger tip controls are often easier to use for tubing. Generic part# example: PXLFTC-6 . It can be zip tied to the torch's body to run by hand rather than foot. I have to use it in a roll cage build, since alot of the out of position welding that I've been working on has no foot access to start with. Cheers!
Declan Wittkowske
Declan Wittkowske 20 tuntia sitten
you should totally make a hook sword like from the avatar the last air bender
Backmarker Racing
Backmarker Racing 20 tuntia sitten
Steel frames have some spring to them so they have a tenancy to absorb some trail vibration. Aluminum is very rigid, and passes the vibrations to the rider.
rivet
rivet 21 tunti sitten
Get to 4130 cro-mo and instantly think: Welcome back to late 80's MTB.
Jack Beames
Jack Beames 22 tuntia sitten
Have a look at kingdom bikes.
Jack Beames
Jack Beames 22 tuntia sitten
Recommend Hope Tech wheels
Jack Beames
Jack Beames 22 tuntia sitten
Full sus or hardtail
Dr. Lex Winter
Dr. Lex Winter 23 tuntia sitten
You know your editor is bored when he times the strikes of the power hammer to the background music the entire video. :P
doliio volay
doliio volay Päivä sitten
After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!
Stanza 710
Stanza 710 Päivä sitten
Furick Cups for tig welding are the best
Phahel7
Phahel7 Päivä sitten
64.5 degree head angle? Damn that's slack for a hard tail bike and if those are the trails you'll likely ride the most then there's really no need for it. They were super flat trails. I reckon 67 degree or so would be about right and probably feel better for you coming from the CX bike
doliio volay
doliio volay Päivä sitten
Oh I'm exited for this! I'm a mountain biker and I'm so happy your doing this!
Hobby Grade
Hobby Grade Päivä sitten
I need grips
IcySlime
IcySlime Päivä sitten
STEEL IS REAL
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo Päivä sitten
I can absolutely see alec shredding A-line in a years time 😂
Hammad
Hammad Päivä sitten
George little learns to weld
Lil Mills
Lil Mills Päivä sitten
Noone: Alec: dreep fries steel <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="425">7:05</a>
Coleman Diehm
Coleman Diehm Päivä sitten
If this project goes well, You should make a titanium frame bike, expensive, but very strong and much lighter than steel.
dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo Päivä sitten
This is going to be a great series as I’m a road biker and mountain biker. I’m sure you have a lot of contact support on building your bike maybe even friends at Global Cycling
Edgar der Schmied
Edgar der Schmied 2 päivää sitten
Why not from Damascus :(
Edgar der Schmied
Edgar der Schmied 2 päivää sitten
And te Grips would be much much cooler in leather or wood. Or twisted silver wire coated. Like the sword handles. And, lol, maybe forge a straight razor first or sharpen the one you once made^^
Uncle Nick
Uncle Nick 2 päivää sitten
You want to look at tig brazing the frame ??.
Dariune
Dariune 2 päivää sitten
no one has been making mountain bikes from steel for the last 20 years, everyone is using aluminum 6000-9000 series alloys, and they are rarely just standard size tube stock, more likely hydroformed. Still it is interesting to watch someone who isnt as much into mountainbikes attempt a very novel task of designing one from scratch instead of just buying one
josh schlotmann
josh schlotmann 2 päivää sitten
Use your cup to rock back and forth as you weld
Michael Prenzler
Michael Prenzler 2 päivää sitten
Where did you order the steel parts for the frame from?
antiSith
antiSith 2 päivää sitten
ALec Steele "Steel is real" <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="327">5:27</a> .... yeah :-)
navitas1
navitas1 2 päivää sitten
Hi Alec. Don't forget, when you weld those tubes, to make a little drill on those one that are closed, because the gases inside the tube may ruin the welding by blowing the molten metal when you are making the welding.
bowen voowy
bowen voowy 2 päivää sitten
After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!
Geckomayhem
Geckomayhem 2 päivää sitten
Ambitious! Alec may not have done the splits in a while but we now know he can spin a tube like a kung fu master...
melwalsh mtb
melwalsh mtb 2 päivää sitten
Oh I'm exited for this! I'm a mountain biker and I'm so happy your doing this!
bowen voowy
bowen voowy 2 päivää sitten
YES i love videos like this keep going !
The Jake G
The Jake G 2 päivää sitten
Contact @44 bikes for some tips. That guy is incredible.
monkey art8
monkey art8 2 päivää sitten
I heard a good way to practice with with a can a spray cheese and crackers and you just make a bunch of cursive "e"
zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv 2 päivää sitten
After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!
Graeme Brumfitt
Graeme Brumfitt 2 päivää sitten
Now this is different... Did I see Chris King headset? Go with 29" wheels , lots of twisty turns = wide bars and a short stem for response. TFS, G :)
Samuel
Samuel 2 päivää sitten
Coming from a mountain biker that is going to be sick especially the components
zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv 2 päivää sitten
2:00 hahahahha
Mike Brown
Mike Brown 2 päivää sitten
This is going to be a great series as I’m a road biker and mountain biker. I’m sure you have a lot of contact support on building your bike maybe even friends at Global Cycling Network, GCN FIvid. After you get done, would like to come up to Montana and ride with you.
Ryan Mullin
Ryan Mullin 2 päivää sitten
You want your handlebars bars to be wide! they offer a greater degree of control than shorter bars and improve you balance because they widen your stance. If your arms are tiring it's likely due to you over gripping!
deception music lesons
deception music lesons 3 päivää sitten
Bars are meant to be wide
deception music lesons
deception music lesons 3 päivää sitten
Steel bikes are the best bikes they dampen vibrations
deception music lesons
deception music lesons 3 päivää sitten
I need grips
deception music lesons
deception music lesons 3 päivää sitten
As a pro DH rider this looks heavy
diungy alisnr
diungy alisnr 3 päivää sitten
biker. Who knows maybe they are making them from aero-gel by now?
DIO Brando
DIO Brando 3 päivää sitten
If this turns out to be too much of a challenge you can always make a bmx frame as it’s much simpler and easier to design and weld
diungy alisnr
diungy alisnr 3 päivää sitten
You would be suprised on the lightness and quality of a carbon fiber frame. Doing this way is your ability to TIG such a strong weld, it can literally make or break the project. If t
T Duprix
T Duprix 3 päivää sitten
I hope you are going to use a threaded bottom bracket shell instead of a press fit.
ralph crosby
ralph crosby 3 päivää sitten
Should have option for go pro and a shotgun rack - for bear attacks 😃 I have done a bit of stick and wire welding but have never done Tig welfing
llessurlihp
llessurlihp 3 päivää sitten
Alex as good as you are I don’t think buying a frame would have cost much more, as that’s about the only thing you didn’t buy. and I know it’s because you can make it but a lot of work for why. Keep up the good work though.
mortee nn
mortee nn 3 päivää sitten
YES i love videos like this keep going !
iDeclan97 Glitches
iDeclan97 Glitches 3 päivää sitten
Posh boy lvl 366
Bennet Tucker
Bennet Tucker 3 päivää sitten
can i suggest spending some money on some gas lenses for your stinger
Saperek 1877
Saperek 1877 3 päivää sitten
Next time when Alec buys socks: Just two please.
Benjamin Makinson
Benjamin Makinson 3 päivää sitten
Grips wear so keep them for later and those race face ons are peng
Fire of Jagz
Fire of Jagz 3 päivää sitten
<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="120">2:00</a> hahahahha
cnmmd qiuoo
cnmmd qiuoo 3 päivää sitten
The Colin Furze collab that never happened.
Luuk Spijkerman
Luuk Spijkerman 3 päivää sitten
Next step 953..?
A-Aron cubes I guess
A-Aron cubes I guess 3 päivää sitten
i dont have grips on my bike so grips would be nice lol
cnmmd qiuoo
cnmmd qiuoo 3 päivää sitten
I’m very excited for this series
Wildman Tech
Wildman Tech 3 päivää sitten
If you get a chance, pop over to my channel where last year I built a tripletfatbike where the center rider faces the rear, but still pedals forward relative to their seated position.
MikeOrkid
MikeOrkid 3 päivää sitten
I know that you're already on ep 2 of this build but I want to suggest a gas lens (fupa cup) and back purging whatever you can to keep those welds solid.
X xPitchKingx X
X xPitchKingx X 3 päivää sitten
You would be suprised on the lightness and quality of a carbon fiber frame. Doing this way is your ability to TIG such a strong weld, it can literally make or break the project. If the build uses tires such as his "trail" bike, then carbon fiber would for sure be the way to go. And i know this is a METAL/FORGING channel. Just some thoughts from an ex DH biker. Who knows maybe they are making them from aero-gel by now?
Anurag Gutte
Anurag Gutte 3 päivää sitten
now mountain bikers like me will enjoy this channel even more.
Michael Bird
Michael Bird 3 päivää sitten
I'm so glad you got chromoly! i remember the live when you mentioned the bike and that was my first thought! Good Start! and very good of you making that drift relaly quick! been following for probably a year now and love it. i'm getting set up to do some metal work too, more on the pouring side! Cheers :)
megadwood18
megadwood18 3 päivää sitten
perfect music with the horn
Aron Lindegård
Aron Lindegård 3 päivää sitten
Why Alec has less than 10m subs is still a mystery to me.
Ryan Alderfer
Ryan Alderfer 3 päivää sitten
Me: jams out to hammering song
webbit1024
webbit1024 3 päivää sitten
WHAT?! No Damascus steel? Hmm... must be in the wrong channel.
Worsley
Worsley 3 päivää sitten
I'm getting fed up of watching video's with nothing happening! it feels like you have watered down your content to for views
53prime
53prime 3 päivää sitten
Also I don't know if I've ever cut anything an easily as you guys cut everything.
KeithBryant82
KeithBryant82 3 päivää sitten
Where can I buy some of that awesome touchmark cycling kit??
53prime
53prime 3 päivää sitten
Put the extra grips on your pegs :)
diungy alisnr
diungy alisnr 3 päivää sitten
Alec: "No excuses"
Rob Graham
Rob Graham 3 päivää sitten
tig welding is one thing but I’d worry more about getting it all aligned properly without a jig, you might end up riding down the street sideways!
Taylor McKenzie
Taylor McKenzie 3 päivää sitten
I’m very excited for this series
Taylor McKenzie
Taylor McKenzie 3 päivää sitten
Ugh I need grips actually lol
diungy alisnr
diungy alisnr 3 päivää sitten
A purge line on the inside of the tubes will help with blowout. It keeps it cooler inside and the stainless will stay stainless
Steven Robertson
Steven Robertson 3 päivää sitten
You know your next step is to make a bike a little bigger and add a motor to it , yes a motorcycle 🤗😎👍
Alexander Jackson
Alexander Jackson 3 päivää sitten
I work in shipping/Receiving for an industrial manufacturer. Where should I send my resume ;) I joke, I'm sure your team is great.
JRollKingzofvocals
JRollKingzofvocals 3 päivää sitten
Nice bit of bumfluff going on there... finally
VaseyUK
VaseyUK 4 päivää sitten
I saw the title, knew this would relate to lots of welding, saw Part 1, sat back and knew this will be a learning curve. It’s gonna be a long ride, boys. Grab the Popcorn
Luke Frammingham
Luke Frammingham 4 päivää sitten
You need some thinner tig wire alec
Laimutis Lipinas
Laimutis Lipinas 4 päivää sitten
Hi Alec , a peace of advice for welding , buy a stuby gass lense , that will alow to make way more consistant beed as you will have more control of the arc and a better gas covered . Also purging the inside of the pipe helps alot , prevents from blowing a hole in thin wall tubing . And last , whatch some weldingtips and tricks on youtube , jodie makes some great videos to learn from .
sir awesomepants
sir awesomepants 4 päivää sitten
Alec, as a mountain biker and bike racer myself I have some advice on the parts you ordered. Specifically the one sided power meter. As far as I know, you are not planing to train or race bikes and without this you have absolutely no need for a power meter, all it will provide for you is a number that without proper knowledge and need will do nothing for you. If you are planing to train and race with this bike as a beginner mountain biker a power meter is no where near what equipment you should start with, if you were to train you need to start with getting a good feel for the bike, this means no training, easy trails and just spinning. After you get used to the bike your first buy should be a training plan, and I would also buy a heart rate monitor. I have been racing bikes since I was in fifth grade and I have never once used a power meter, Altho it is getting to the point in my training that I should buy one. Before you are competitive without one you should not have one. It will only be a waist of a couple hundred dollars that could go towards other components or more reasonably invested because you are getting yourself into a very expensive hobby. I hope you take this into consideration, if you need anything else just as for my email
Gary Mucher
Gary Mucher 4 päivää sitten
Just remember one thing Alec, if it weren't for blowing through thin metals while TIG welding, everybody would be TIG welding everything. I have to blow through a few time every time I try welding thin material. But I am getting less and less blow through as I practice more...
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