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  1. thuktun

    New bike project - what steel tubing should I use for rear forks?

    I think I'm going to try the 1" 3/32. It's actually thicker than 1", I only eyeballed it before but next to a piece of 1" conduit it's about 5mm bigger. I cut off a length 2' long and jumped up and down on it, it hasn't bent at all. Besides, even if it does bend I can just rebuild the back end...
  2. thuktun

    New bike project - what steel tubing should I use for rear forks?

    I'm looking to build another bike, a full suspension swb this time. Similar in design to an Optima Lynx, 20" front and 26" back but the main design problem for me is the back forks. I'm calling them forks because it isn't a rear triangle, just a fork. My question is what steel should I use for...
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