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    Intense Welding.

    Yours truly, layin it down on an Intense 5.5 FRO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZAEdJ89ug

    RTW.

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    so do u work for intense or just uneccesarily welding an already perfect frame?
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    He works for Intense

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTSession
    so do u work for intense or just uneccesarily welding an already perfect frame?
    The welds are necessary, bro.
    And yea, I do work for Intense.............

    RTW.

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    Btw that was awesome, thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthewelder
    The welds are necessary, bro.
    And yea, I do work for Intense.............

    RTW.
    ok that makes a lot more sense......btw, you have a badass job.
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    Whose version of "Paint it, Black" was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Whose version of "Paint it, Black" was that?
    Don't know, actually when I did that we were listening to '' Revolution Is My Name '' by Pantera.
    It was overdubbed for Interbike 07.
    Pissed me off...........
    RTW.

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    cool vid....nice beads too
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    that was rad, awesome to see what goes down at intense, thanks for sharing

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    that song is by the unseen.
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    GHEY!!! Go back to Swedlow inc. J/k
    What up Rick!

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    Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Peeler
    GHEY!!! Go back to Swedlow inc. J/k
    What up Rick!

    shitty
    So, tell me.
    Who are you ?
    Its fkin killin me...........

    R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O'Peeler
    GHEY!!! Go back to Swedlow inc. J/k
    What up Rick!

    shitty
    Ahhhhhhhhh........
    That Nomad gave ur a$$ away !!!
    I'm hangin in there, you.
    Did you get married ?
    Hows work ?
    Tell hooty I said hi, and let me know when you want a real mountain bike.
    I love you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthewelder
    So, tell me.
    Who are you ?
    Its fkin killin me...........

    R.
    some ghey guy
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    Nice...I never was any good at tig lol...I'll have to practice some more this year ...that first scene almost looked like you were brazing or something lol
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    Man, those welds look amazing. You've got some serious skill there Rick. I just wish I had the money for an Intense frame

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    Rick...Rick from O.C.C.?
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    that's the reason why i ride intense

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    perfection.

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    yeah man, nice work on the socom i got in me garage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metanoia
    that's the reason why i ride intense
    Me too
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    Hell yeah rick! That was cool.


    Were you guys shooting with the camera behind a welding helmet?
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    wow, i think i know whose bike im gonna buy next season

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    Maby a stupid question...

    How are the tubes aligned? It looked like they where just lying on the table, not fixed in place.

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    i'm assuming there are tagged (real small weld) when there are in the set-up rig, then placed on the deck for welding so the tube joints are open for better access?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropadrop
    Maby a stupid question...

    How are the tubes aligned? It looked like they where just lying on the table, not fixed in place.
    The frame is tacked in a jig first.
    Smaller welds, on centers.
    RTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Hell yeah rick! That was cool.


    Were you guys shooting with the camera behind a welding helmet?
    Thanks bro.
    The camera was on a tripod, and I was kinda wrapped around it.
    And thanks to everyone for the compliments, very cool.
    RTW.

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    Very cool. It looks like you've done a few welds before.

    We did some basic welding stuff in engineering school and it's waaaaaaay harder than it looks. I couldn't even get a sensible bead going. Good welding requires a lot of skill and when it's done right it's a form of art. This video makes me very happy to be an Intense owner.


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    Dang righties

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    this thread makes me happy
    im actually going back up to my school in a month where i major in welding technology, gunnu finish my second year.
    weve touched on everything, stick, mig, flux core, and tig ( personally my favorite because it is so much cleaner then the industrial stick and mig welding )
    we have miller syncrowave 250's at the school and they are SWEET machines
    now i know that tig'ing alluminum and tig'ing stainless steel is a difference between night and day, and using filler rod or not is the difference between light and day, but heres a pic of my stainless corner joint no filler.
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    i really admire your work man, sometimes just to get a okay alluminum filler bead i have to hold my breath so i can be alittle more steady!

    welding is the shiz

    jordan

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    Quote Originally Posted by themarsvolta55
    this thread makes me happy
    im actually going back up to my school in a month where i major in welding technology, gunnu finish my second year.

    i really admire your work man, sometimes just to get a okay alluminum filler bead i have to hold my breath so i can be alittle more steady!

    welding is the shiz

    jordan
    Thanks Jordan,
    I think I remember when you first said you were going to go to school, i was building the 10-74 then and was posting in the urban/dj forum ?
    That ss fuse weld looks beautiful, perfect color man, very nice.
    Your going to be one hell of a welder.
    Keep with it.
    RTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by themarsvolta55
    this.
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    i

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    nice weld jordan
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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Ron Hoover
    Very cool. It looks like you've done a few welds before.

    We did some basic welding stuff in engineering school and it's waaaaaaay harder than it looks. I couldn't even get a sensible bead going. Good welding requires a lot of skill and when it's done right it's a form of art. This video makes me very happy to be an Intense owner.

    Thanks man,
    I appreciate it.
    RTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardtails Are Better
    Whose version of "Paint it, Black" was that?
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    No, actually the version in the video is by Gob.


    BTW, awesome welding Rick! I wish I could weld aluminum that well.

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    Wow. Finally got to see the video (work computers don't like youtube)

    Amazing skill... surgeon's hands.

    and to the tool that posted negative comments in response to the video, he sure has never seen an intense frame, the welds are perfect penetration. they are flush with the tubes, and are pretty much immaculate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthewelder
    Thanks Jordan,
    I think I remember when you first said you were going to go to school, i was building the 10-74 then and was posting in the urban/dj forum ?
    That ss fuse weld looks beautiful, perfect color man, very nice.
    Your going to be one hell of a welder.
    Keep with it.
    RTW.
    R, hire that guy , we can make room for one more

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    Jeff checking out Rick's fine welds
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr intense
    R, hire that guy , we can make room for one more

    hahah damn that would be my dream

    welding outstanding mountain bike frames as a job, what could be better

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    Quote Originally Posted by themarsvolta55
    hahah damn that would be my dream

    welding outstanding mountain bike frames as a job, what could be better
    Where are you located ?
    Did you pulse that bead ?
    Let me know.
    RTW.

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    Rick, nice work. I think only people that have welded before can truly appreciate this video. I haven't had the opportunity to TIG weld (only MIG) but good god, nice control. I think welding is kinda an addiction, once you try it you don't want to stop creating things

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    How can you tell who welded a frame just by looking at its welds? That's pretty impressive I must say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthewelder
    Yours truly, layin it down on an Intense 5.5 FRO

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZAEdJ89ug

    RTW.
    RTW that is some fine work , i also weld for a living .
    i have a shop and do all sorts of race work and exotic welding,------lots of ti , mag and lots of aluminum

    this is really cool the way the video came out , i especially like your feed hand work , ----people do not relize how hard it is to develop your feed hand in controlling the rod with gloves on.---------and or the way you proped your rt hand on a steel steady rest .

    for years i would not wear a glove on my left hand when doing delicate work.
    it took me along time to get it right with a glove on .
    ( especially with .040 thou thin filler rod )

    thanks for the video Rick
    seeing this video makes me want to go to work this morning -----i have a new power supply to set up and get on some large ti work !!

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    Awesome vid!
    I showed this to my old man who welded for years and he was duly impressed.
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

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    wow..amazing vid!

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthewelder
    Where are you located ?
    Did you pulse that bead ?
    Let me know.
    RTW.

    im located in trumbull ct ( southwest CT)
    im not totally sure what you mean by pulsating, do you mean pulsating the pedal?
    i just did a straight shot right down the joint with a figure 8 motion.

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    thats pretty sick . nice man!
    so tell me, how do i know if you welded my intense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelstr
    RTW that is some fine work , i also weld for a living .
    i have a shop and do all sorts of race work and exotic welding,------lots of ti , mag and lots of aluminum

    this is really cool the way the video came out , i especially like your feed hand work , ----people do not relize how hard it is to develop your feed hand in controlling the rod with gloves on.---------and or the way you proped your rt hand on a steel steady rest .

    for years i would not wear a glove on my left hand when doing delicate work.
    it took me along time to get it right with a glove on .
    ( especially with .040 thou thin filler rod )

    thanks for the video Rick
    seeing this video makes me want to go to work this morning -----i have a new power supply to set up and get on some large ti work !!
    Thanks bro,
    I'm glad it inspired ya.
    RTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acdcfan1283
    thats pretty sick . nice man!
    so tell me, how do i know if you welded my intense?
    Post some pics (closeups) of the top tube shock mounts, both sides.
    RTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Secace
    Awesome vid!
    I showed this to my old man who welded for years and he was duly impressed.
    Thanks,
    I am also an old man that has welded for years.
    Tell your dad i said thanks too.

    RTW/

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    Still lookin good, how are you doing BRO....seen your post on You Tube, just bad ass. Checkin in to say Hi....Swedlow till now...you can tell by my Avatar who this is...still riding Sycamore Canyon.

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    awesome! those welds are NICE! how long have you been at Intense? and what ever happened to 10-74? i remember the multiple threads you had about building it, but i dont remember the outcome
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    Flawless! Thanks for sharing, that's how it's done.
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