MAKING A MOUNTAIN BIKE!!! PART 1

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  • Tell me why he look like Tyler from 13 Reasons Why😂

    Chance OwensChance Owens37 minutter siden
  • Pithy Bikes on NOproject has a whole series going into tig welding bikes. Highly recommend

    thehollowsthehollows3 timer siden
  • Can have that extra pair of grips my Instagram is Burl Donnan can you dm me

    Burl DonnanBurl Donnan4 timer siden
  • I

    Quade BazeleyQuade Bazeley8 timer siden
  • Mad props to the editing team for syncing the power hammer strikes to the tempo of the music (or vice versa.)

    misolou foutmisolou fout10 timer siden
  • I think that the most difficult thing to do will be the Derailleur hanger, because they're unique to the bike and have to be straight as an arrow. If you crash they're designed to fail to protect your frame, so I would suggest making a few of them.

    Maximus BarrettMaximus Barrett12 timer siden
  • I could never ride with my seat that high, I always drop it as low as it'll go

    Gbody MulishaGbody Mulisha14 timer siden
    • A cross stitching weld make a pretty weld, and is fairly easy.

      misolou foutmisolou fout10 timer siden
  • The specific chromoly steel that you're using is most likely the same steel that I use because I've drag race since I was 6 years old my father and that is what any dragster is made out of now because it's light but it's also just as strong as regular Steel so you're choosing a perfect steel for this

    christopher marcumchristopher marcum14 timer siden
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="759">12:39</a> those reflexes!!!

    Herber JoghurtHerber Joghurt14 timer siden
  • man's building a decent first bike

    Daniel de VynckDaniel de Vynck15 timer siden
  • Damascus bike frame when???

    It is I who Nuts to ThatIt is I who Nuts to That18 timer siden
  • My compliments to your man that does the editing ,the choice of music& matching it to the hammer blow is impressive

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

    Soinas DoyiSoinas DoyiDag siden
  • BORING !

    Freddie LuquisFreddie LuquisDag siden
    • Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

      bowen voowybowen voowy23 timer siden
  • Request to build wyvern Ignition greatsword from MHW 😄

    Priyo UtomoPriyo UtomoDag siden
    • Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

      Soinas DoyiSoinas DoyiDag siden
  • videos, can’t wait to see how this turns out!

    nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyDag siden
    • make sure you adjust the hubs on the wheels man, does wonders for the life of the wheel

      bowen voowybowen voowy23 timer siden
  • I have a steel bike. It's lighter than most bikes I've used. So that doesn't matter all that much

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

    En GoEn GoDag siden
  • Smooth twirl

    Avea KrauseAvea Krause2 dager siden
    • Try 1/16” tungsten and start with 35 amps.

      nieooj gotoynieooj gotoyDag siden
  • 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.

    Corey ThomasCorey Thomas2 dager siden
  • Why is your seat so high goddam

    FBI VanFBI Van2 dager siden
  • A cross stitching weld make a pretty weld, and is fairly easy.

    Robert QuinRobert Quin2 dager siden
  • mentions tig, now this is where the fun begins

    Joseph AndrewsJoseph Andrews2 dager siden
  • So you're just making the frame to be correct...

    Jo NofearJo Nofear2 dager siden
  • where do you get your music for your videos?

    MasterMoparManMasterMoparMan2 dager siden
    • 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.

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu2 dager siden
  • Not everyone gets to see their drift being made. :D

    Jeffery BlackJeffery Black2 dager siden
    • Nice. Love that you ride with "clipless" pedals as well, I'll never give up mine for flats

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu2 dager siden
  • Alec, did you ever think you'd be using the sentence "for any time im venturing into bear country"?

    James RunyonJames Runyon2 dager siden
  • You can use bronze brazing instead of welding for steel frames

    Deeban ManogaranDeeban Manogaran2 dager siden
  • You never don't need grips.

    Lynwood JacksonLynwood Jackson3 dager siden
  • make sure you adjust the hubs on the wheels man, does wonders for the life of the wheel

    collin schmidcollin schmid3 dager siden
  • Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

    Ross UrquhartRoss Urquhart3 dager siden
    • Could have done with putting a slight bevel on the notched tube for a larger surface area for the weld

      doliio volaydoliio volay2 dager siden
  • Fuckin sounded like a Turkey 😂😂 got his ass wit the Turkey picture too lmao

    Nicc ENicc E3 dager siden
    • How to make damascus stick baseball

      doliio volaydoliio volay2 dager siden
  • Good guy Andrew

    Lecactus of BorgLecactus of Borg3 dager siden
  • Try 1/16” tungsten and start with 35 amps.

    xlasvegan7xxlasvegan7x3 dager siden
  • You should have ordered more grips of all kinds. You are about to learn how much the right grip matters.

    Jonathan BeckhamJonathan Beckham3 dager siden
  • Was hoping you'd make something other than the bog-standard frame type.

    WeaponizedWeaponized3 dager siden
  • Should change the title to welding a frame and assembling a bike?

    BonEndeavorBonEndeavor3 dager siden
  • I’ll take the grips, on of mine just ripped

    Carlton RichmondCarlton Richmond3 dager siden
  • Ey it's stewie all grown up

    arashaad daavidsonarashaad daavidson3 dager siden
    • Have a look at kingdom bikes.

      doliio volaydoliio volay3 dager siden
  • Nice. Love that you ride with "clipless" pedals as well, I'll never give up mine for flats

    streetstomperstreetstomper4 dager siden
    • Get to 4130 cro-mo and instantly think: Welcome back to late 80's MTB.

      doliio volaydoliio volay3 dager siden
  • 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.

    cirezanecirezane4 dager siden
  • After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

    bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu4 dager siden
  • 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."

    ToosjeToosje4 dager siden
  • Yo hit some jumps

    mitchell kruegermitchell krueger4 dager siden
    • 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

      bodoti qwiubodoti qwiu4 dager siden
  • hi

    Callum MCallum M4 dager siden
  • Love your channel

    4k Virtual Tours4k Virtual Tours4 dager siden
  • How to make damascus stick baseball

    Ojan AninditoOjan Anindito5 dager siden
  • Could have done with putting a slight bevel on the notched tube for a larger surface area for the weld

    Samuel BruceSamuel Bruce5 dager siden
  • I didn't know harry potter was so into welding and stand up comedy

    GryphonWithACameraGryphonWithACamera5 dager siden
  • 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

    kyle lauerkyle lauer5 dager siden
    • Noone: Alec: dreep fries steel 7:05

      dolimi jotoodolimi jotoo5 dager siden
  • 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!

    Nathan SumrallNathan Sumrall5 dager siden
    • George little learns to weld

      dolimi jotoodolimi jotoo5 dager siden
  • you should totally make a hook sword like from the avatar the last air bender

    Declan WittkowskeDeclan Wittkowske5 dager siden
  • 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.

    Backmarker RacingBackmarker Racing5 dager siden
  • Get to 4130 cro-mo and instantly think: Welcome back to late 80's MTB.

    rivetrivet5 dager siden
  • Have a look at kingdom bikes.

    Jack BeamesJack Beames5 dager siden
  • Recommend Hope Tech wheels

    Jack BeamesJack Beames5 dager siden
  • Full sus or hardtail

    Jack BeamesJack Beames5 dager siden
  • You know your editor is bored when he times the strikes of the power hammer to the background music the entire video. :P

    Dr. Lex WinterDr. Lex Winter5 dager siden
  • After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

    doliio volaydoliio volay5 dager siden
  • Furick Cups for tig welding are the best

    Stanza 710Stanza 7105 dager siden
  • 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

    Phahel7Phahel76 dager siden
    • Oh I'm exited for this! I'm a mountain biker and I'm so happy your doing this!

      doliio volaydoliio volay5 dager siden
  • I need grips

    Hobby GradeHobby Grade6 dager siden
  • STEEL IS REAL

    IcySlimeIcySlime6 dager siden
  • I can absolutely see alec shredding A-line in a years time 😂

    dolimi jotoodolimi jotoo6 dager siden
  • George little learns to weld

    HammadHammad6 dager siden
  • Noone: Alec: dreep fries steel <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="425">7:05</a>

    Lil MillsLil Mills6 dager siden
  • If this project goes well, You should make a titanium frame bike, expensive, but very strong and much lighter than steel.

    Coleman DiehmColeman Diehm6 dager siden
    • 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

      dolimi jotoodolimi jotoo6 dager siden
  • Why not from Damascus :(

    Edgar der SchmiedEdgar der Schmied6 dager siden
    • 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^^

      Edgar der SchmiedEdgar der Schmied6 dager siden
  • You want to look at tig brazing the frame ??.

    Uncle NickUncle Nick6 dager siden
  • 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

    DariuneDariune6 dager siden
  • Use your cup to rock back and forth as you weld

    josh schlotmannjosh schlotmann6 dager siden
  • Where did you order the steel parts for the frame from?

    Michael PrenzlerMichael Prenzler6 dager siden
  • ALec Steele "Steel is real" <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="327">5:27</a> .... yeah :-)

    antiSithantiSith6 dager siden
  • 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.

    navitas1navitas16 dager siden
  • After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

    bowen voowybowen voowy6 dager siden
  • 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...

    GeckomayhemGeckomayhem6 dager siden
  • Oh I'm exited for this! I'm a mountain biker and I'm so happy your doing this!

    melwalsh mtbmelwalsh mtb6 dager siden
    • YES i love videos like this keep going !

      bowen voowybowen voowy6 dager siden
  • Contact @44 bikes for some tips. That guy is incredible.

    The Jake GThe Jake G7 dager siden
  • 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"

    monkey art8monkey art87 dager siden
  • After 20 episodes Alec: hey guys, we're selling Mountain Bikes now! Check them out in the shop!

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