MAKING A MOUNTAIN BIKE!!! PART 1

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    Alec SteeleAlec Steele

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Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi

Mad props to the editing team for syncing the power hammer strikes to the tempo of the music (or vice versa.)

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Freddie Luquis
Freddie Luquis

BORING !

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Priyo Utomo
Priyo Utomo

Request to build wyvern Ignition greatsword from MHW 😄

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Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi

Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

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nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy

videos, can’t wait to see how this turns out!

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Jordy V.
Jordy V.

I have a steel bike. It's lighter than most bikes I've used. So that doesn't matter all that much

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En Go
En Go

I'm an oldschool mountainbiker, so for me a professionell welded frame of steel or titanium is the most beautiful thing in the world.

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Avea Krause
Avea Krause

Smooth twirl

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nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy

Try 1/16” tungsten and start with 35 amps.

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Corey Thomas
Corey Thomas

Alec please check out Mike Laird from Laird Frame. He's a professional bmxer from Greenville NC. He doesn't do contest anymore but the dude can shred still. But he's a amazing bike builder. He does titanium frames to die for. You should atleast check him out.

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FBI Van
FBI Van

Why is your seat so high goddam

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Robert Quin
Robert Quin

A cross stitching weld make a pretty weld, and is fairly easy.

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Joseph Andrews
Joseph Andrews

mentions tig, now this is where the fun begins

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Jo Nofear
Jo Nofear

So you're just making the frame to be correct...

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MasterMoparMan
MasterMoparMan

where do you get your music for your videos?

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

Alec learn to feed your filler, that was the biggest game changer for me. It allowed my full concentration on the torch. Night day friend. Keep up the vids.

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Jeffery Black
Jeffery Black

Not everyone gets to see their drift being made. :D

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

Nice. Love that you ride with "clipless" pedals as well, I'll never give up mine for flats

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James Runyon
James Runyon

Alec, did you ever think you'd be using the sentence "for any time im venturing into bear country"?

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Deeban Manogaran
Deeban Manogaran

You can use bronze brazing instead of welding for steel frames

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Lynwood Jackson
Lynwood Jackson

You never don't need grips.

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collin schmid
collin schmid

make sure you adjust the hubs on the wheels man, does wonders for the life of the wheel

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Ross Urquhart
Ross Urquhart

Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

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doliio volay
doliio volay

Could have done with putting a slight bevel on the notched tube for a larger surface area for the weld

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Nicc E
Nicc E

Fuckin sounded like a Turkey 😂😂 got his ass wit the Turkey picture too lmao

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doliio volay
doliio volay

How to make damascus stick baseball

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Lecactus of Borg
Lecactus of Borg

Good guy Andrew

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xlasvegan7x
xlasvegan7x

Try 1/16” tungsten and start with 35 amps.

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Jonathan Beckham
Jonathan Beckham

You should have ordered more grips of all kinds. You are about to learn how much the right grip matters.

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Weaponized
Weaponized

Was hoping you'd make something other than the bog-standard frame type.

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BonEndeavor
BonEndeavor

Should change the title to welding a frame and assembling a bike?

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Carlton Richmond
Carlton Richmond

I’ll take the grips, on of mine just ripped

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arashaad daavidson
arashaad daavidson

Ey it's stewie all grown up

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doliio volay
doliio volay

Have a look at kingdom bikes.

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streetstomper
streetstomper

Nice. Love that you ride with "clipless" pedals as well, I'll never give up mine for flats

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doliio volay
doliio volay

Get to 4130 cro-mo and instantly think: Welcome back to late 80's MTB.

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cirezane
cirezane

Alec learn to feed your filler, that was the biggest game changer for me. It allowed my full concentration on the torch. Night day friend. Keep up the vids.

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

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Toosje
Toosje

Medieval smiths: "I need to forge this sword well, my life may depend on it." Alec: "I need to forge this bike well, my life may depend on it."

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mitchell krueger
mitchell krueger

Yo hit some jumps

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bodoti qwiu
bodoti qwiu

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

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Callum M
Callum M

hi

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4k Virtual Tours
4k Virtual Tours

Love your channel

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Ojan Anindito
Ojan Anindito

How to make damascus stick baseball

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Samuel Bruce
Samuel Bruce

Could have done with putting a slight bevel on the notched tube for a larger surface area for the weld

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GryphonWithACamera
GryphonWithACamera

I didn't know harry potter was so into welding and stand up comedy

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kyle lauer
kyle lauer

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

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dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo

Noone: Alec: dreep fries steel 7:05

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Nathan Sumrall
Nathan Sumrall

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!

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dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo

George little learns to weld

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Declan Wittkowske
Declan Wittkowske

you should totally make a hook sword like from the avatar the last air bender

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Backmarker Racing
Backmarker Racing

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.

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rivet
rivet

Get to 4130 cro-mo and instantly think: Welcome back to late 80's MTB.

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Jack Beames
Jack Beames

Have a look at kingdom bikes.

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Jack Beames
Jack Beames

Recommend Hope Tech wheels

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Jack Beames
Jack Beames

Full sus or hardtail

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Dr. Lex Winter
Dr. Lex Winter

You know your editor is bored when he times the strikes of the power hammer to the background music the entire video. :P

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doliio volay
doliio volay

After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

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Stanza 710
Stanza 710

Furick Cups for tig welding are the best

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Phahel7
Phahel7

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

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doliio volay
doliio volay

Oh I'm exited for this! I'm a mountain biker and I'm so happy your doing this!

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Hobby Grade
Hobby Grade

I need grips

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IcySlime
IcySlime

STEEL IS REAL

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dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo

I can absolutely see alec shredding A-line in a years time 😂

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Hammad
Hammad

George little learns to weld

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Lil Mills
Lil Mills

Noone: Alec: dreep fries steel 7:05

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Coleman Diehm
Coleman Diehm

If this project goes well, You should make a titanium frame bike, expensive, but very strong and much lighter than steel.

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dolimi jotoo
dolimi jotoo

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

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Edgar der Schmied
Edgar der Schmied

Why not from Damascus :(

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Edgar der Schmied
Edgar der Schmied

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^^

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Uncle Nick
Uncle Nick

You want to look at tig brazing the frame ??.

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Dariune
Dariune

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

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josh schlotmann
josh schlotmann

Use your cup to rock back and forth as you weld

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Michael Prenzler
Michael Prenzler

Where did you order the steel parts for the frame from?

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antiSith
antiSith

ALec Steele "Steel is real" 5:27 .... yeah :-)

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navitas1
navitas1

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.

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bowen voowy
bowen voowy

After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

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Geckomayhem
Geckomayhem

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...

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melwalsh mtb
melwalsh mtb

Oh I'm exited for this! I'm a mountain biker and I'm so happy your doing this!

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bowen voowy
bowen voowy

YES i love videos like this keep going !

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The Jake G
The Jake G

Contact @44 bikes for some tips. That guy is incredible.

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monkey art8
monkey art8

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"

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zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv

After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

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Graeme Brumfitt
Graeme Brumfitt

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 :)

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Samuel
Samuel

Coming from a mountain biker that is going to be sick especially the components

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zuygj bnsv
zuygj bnsv

2:00 hahahahha

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Mike Brown
Mike Brown

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 YouTube. After you get done, would like to come up to Montana and ride with you.

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Ryan Mullin
Ryan Mullin

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!

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deception music lesons
deception music lesons

Bars are meant to be wide

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deception music lesons
deception music lesons

Steel bikes are the best bikes they dampen vibrations

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deception music lesons
deception music lesons

I need grips

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deception music lesons
deception music lesons

As a pro DH rider this looks heavy

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diungy alisnr
diungy alisnr

biker. Who knows maybe they are making them from aero-gel by now?

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DIO Brando
DIO Brando

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

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diungy alisnr
diungy alisnr

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

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T Duprix
T Duprix

I hope you are going to use a threaded bottom bracket shell instead of a press fit.

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ralph crosby
ralph crosby

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

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llessurlihp
llessurlihp

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.

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