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    Downtube tubing choices

    I'm wondering if i'm missing a good option for a 9/6/9 x 35 tube that is over 700mm in length. True Temper is what I would like to use but there's only OX Plat in 8/5/8 for that OD and length, or a Supertherm 1/7/1.

    Seems like a missing tube in the line? You're kinda forced into using a really light or really heavy tube in that diameter for bigger frames. I'll probably use the HOX2DT01 (38 x 9/6/9 x 749) but it's a bit overkill for this frame. Seems like there should be a 35mm x 9/6/9 x 735mm...

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    Hi Meriwether, I am not sure if this helps at all, but depending on if you can source it easily Reynolds do some good options:

    853 34.9 O.9/0.6/0.9 730 120/50/300/50/210
    853dzb 34.9 1.1-O.9/0.6/0.9 740 40/20/60/50/300/50/160
    631 34.9 0.9/0.6/0.9 714 120/30/320/30/214

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    Thanks Toby! I haven't tried using Reynolds or found their tubing but looks like Fairing is the US supplier. I don't have a Fairing account unfortunately. Those are good choices!

    Nova has more options that don't look half bad, but i really don't know where they source their tubes (other than hearing it's made in China?). 35 x 9/6/9 x 750mm, 80mm and 150mm butts.
    29er DT 35 x 9/6/9 x 750 :: TUBES STEEL :: Nova Cycles Supply Inc.

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    I've used the Nova/TT/ and have some Reynolds on the way. Fairing was fine to deal with after all the paperwork. Reynolds makes 95% of it's tubes made to order, so there's none in inventory, hence a bit of delay. Fairing puts in their orders monthly it seems. Did just get back from a vaca in England and managed a tour at Reynolds. The longest tube they draw on their main butting mandrel is 750mm due to the length of the arm
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    sorry fuzzy phone photo. Any combo of butt thickness are possible.
    andy walker

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