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#1 2012-11-28 4:48am

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aluminumiuminum...

havent had a lot of experience with aluminum frames and am curious how delicately I need to treat this

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/brewharriah/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0631.jpg

not looking to jump it or anything just wondering if it'll hold up under my bulk and my backwood mechanic skills (lack thereof)

thanks for any helpful insight and I'll roll my eyes now roll for all the jokesters who I know for certain cant resist to chime in

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#2 2012-11-28 4:56am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

Of all the aluminum frames (and I think Ive been pretty vocal about my hatred for the stuff as a frame material), PKs and Flovals are the best IMO, because while they still don't flex under vertical loads, the tubing shape allows for some side to side movement.  They aren't indestructible, but they are veeeeeeeery durable.  Even your fat ass shouldn't have any problem.  I beat my Floval for years without even a whimper.

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#3 2012-11-28 4:58am

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Unless your 3-400 lbs I'm gonna say it's gonna be fine

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#4 2012-11-28 6:09am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

You will be happy with an SE aluminum frame cool

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#5 2012-11-28 6:30am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

It should hold up fine...just dont drop off any loading docks!!cool

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#6 2012-11-28 6:48am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

Very cool frame...pics when done...cool


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#7 2012-11-28 6:52am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

I can tell you, I used an 85 pk for flat/street for about 2 years and I had no problems at all. I was never a guy who jumped off loading docks either though.. it depends how rough you are.

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#8 2012-11-28 8:04am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

dont forget drop out savers.....


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#9 2012-11-28 9:27am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

Jerry A Hutcher wrote:

It should hold up fine...just dont drop off any loading docks!!cool

I dropped off many a loading dock and dirt jumped my Floval a lot.  No issues.  Those things are strong.


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#10 2012-11-28 11:23am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

right on... no drops just tend to hammer my bottom brackets in by hand...


will definitely use dropout savers and I am definitely under 3 bills


thanks gents


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#11 2012-11-28 11:48am

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

just tend to hammer my bottom brackets in by hand...

ouch.
Bring it over.


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#12 2012-11-28 11:59am

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Buy some all thread from the hardwear store and put holes in two small blocks.
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#13 2012-11-28 12:04pm

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

Got a So. Cal. Flyer and a Floval, haven't had any problems with either. SE aluminum frames are the way to go. big_smile


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#14 2012-11-28 4:51pm

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

thanks to Rob was able to get this far with parts I had on hand

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/brewharriah/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0287.jpg

thanks mang... check yo text... think I've got something for ya


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#15 2012-11-28 5:03pm

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

thats cool, now just cut the v brake mounts off and it will be awesome.

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#16 2012-11-28 5:10pm

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

brewharriah wrote:

thanks to Rob was able to get this far with parts I had on hand

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d42/b … G_0287.jpg

thanks mang... check yo text... think I've got something for ya

Cool, Thanks. I need that spindle.


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#17 2012-11-28 5:11pm

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

unfit4society wrote:

thats cool, now just cut the v brake mounts off and it will be awesome.

Funny you say that. You should see the S&M we just put together. The brake posts are cut off! lol


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#18 2012-11-28 6:32pm

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as soon as I put the chain on I'll post that one too...


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#19 2012-11-29 11:57am

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they are strong as. my floval flexed a bit but it was ancient. acid dropped loading docks too. smile


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#20 2012-11-29 5:13pm

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

Your gonna be fine if ya just gonna ride. I have an 86 PKR that I've ridden a few times while restoring. I weigh 300+ lbs 6'.1"  these bike were built and welded with strict & precise presition. No worry unless a jumping dirt ramps.


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#21 2012-11-29 6:25pm

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Re: aluminumiuminum...

thanks ya'all... gonna find another seat, some new bars, brakes and cranks and call it good


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