- I fancy a stainless steel hardtail
Posted 4 months ago
Rapid xc machine built with @reynoldstubing 921 stainless steel 17/4ph headtube, bb and dropouts and bolt through axle and hanger from 7075 t6 aluminium all made in house Built up with many great parts including uk made @rideworks hubs , bb and chainring and #betdcomponents #middleburn cranks #reynolds #921 #rideworks #betd #middleburn #chrisking #rockshox #fabric #thomson #pacenti #time #sapim #maxxis #tjd #tjdbikes
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I was quite intrigued by stainless steel, both for the looks and its claimed benefits. But as above, Cy’s discussion of their prototype made it sound like it’s really difficult to work (or work well), and there seem to be very few places that have the necessary skills/ tools/ sub-contractors.Posted 4 months agodovebikerMember
Talbot Frameworks or Rourkes will also build you in Reynolds 931. There’s probably someone in Italy prepared to make you on in Columbus XCR. Because of the harder steel, it takes longer to cut / mitre tubes, wears the tools quicker plus the tubeset costs a lot more than regular steel hence the price hike over normal alloy steels.Posted 4 months ago
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