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    Steel MTB framebuilders?

    Hey frame builders/owners.

    I would appreciate some names of custom steel frame builders who make a bike based around gearing(not ss) and 100mm fork, i'm a noob to custom bikes but I keep hearing how much bike built for yourself improve your comfort and performance, can't afford titanium and live down under.

    Some website links would be great
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    Hey frame builders/owners.

    I would appreciate some names of custom steel frame builders who make a bike based around gearing(not ss) and 100mm fork, i'm a noob to custom bikes but I keep hearing how much bike built for yourself improve your comfort and performance, can't afford titanium and live down under.

    Some website links would be great
    There's a gigantic list of worldwide steel frame builders on this site (some of them do MTB frames, some don't):

    Stahlrahmen-Bikes

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    thanks, i came across the mtbr facebook page where they have all the nahbs bikes on display, will check out some of those brands.
    Pivot mach 6!

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    i'm looking to build a fat tire bike frame but wanting to know what size steel pipe will be strong enough. any ideas for size pipe would be best (weight and strength)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    thanks, i came across the mtbr facebook page where they have all the nahbs bikes on display, will check out some of those brands.
    care to post a link? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joel RW View Post
    Hey frame builders/owners.

    I would appreciate some names of custom steel frame builders who make a bike based around gearing(not ss) and 100mm fork, i'm a noob to custom bikes but I keep hearing how much bike built for yourself improve your comfort and performance, can't afford titanium and live down under.

    Some website links would be great
    Curtlo. Curtlo Cycles - Frame Catalog They still do a softail. Softails are not in vogue right now, but they take the edge off quite nicely.

    Russ Denny: Russ Denny Bicycles Russ has and still does contract-built for a ton of Bank of Mom and Dad funded bike brands.

    Both of those shops have been around forever and survived through lean years in the bike industry. Both however are in the U.S. and I can't delete this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRock24 View Post
    i'm looking to build a fat tire bike frame but wanting to know what size steel pipe will be strong enough. any ideas for size pipe would be best (weight and strength)?
    For a first bike, stick with tried and true .9/.6 butted CrMo, easier to to work with than thinner tubes and/or more sophisticated metallurgy.

    Good starter tubeset for your fatbike would be;
    29er Tubeset 35 X 969 DT :: TUBE SETS :: Nova Cycles Supply Inc.

    Check out the framebuilder supplier sticky for other sources too;
    Master list of framebuilding suppliers

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    To the OP:

    Coconino
    Vulture
    Rock Lobster
    Waltworks

    Any of these guys will build you what you're looking for.
    A wise man once said: "Always Ride"

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    Standard Byke Company Davenport, ia
    I repair Carbon Fiber frames.
    http://twobrotherscycleworks.blogspot.com/

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    You live Down Under?
    Here ya go.
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