MAKING A MOUNTAIN BIKE!!! PART 1

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    1. Corey Thomas

      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.

    2. FBI Van

      Why is your seat so high goddam

    3. Robert Quin

      A cross stitching weld make a pretty weld, and is fairly easy.

    4. Joseph Andrews

      mentions tig, now this is where the fun begins

    5. Jo Nofear

      So you're just making the frame to be correct...

    6. MasterMoparMan

      where do you get your music for your videos?

      1. bodoti qwiu

        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.

    7. Jeffery Black

      Not everyone gets to see their drift being made. :D

      1. bodoti qwiu

        Nice. Love that you ride with "clipless" pedals as well, I'll never give up mine for flats

    8. James Runyon

      Alec, did you ever think you'd be using the sentence "for any time im venturing into bear country"?

    9. Deeban Manogaran

      You can use bronze brazing instead of welding for steel frames

    10. Lynwood Jackson

      You never don't need grips.

    11. collin schmid

      make sure you adjust the hubs on the wheels man, does wonders for the life of the wheel

    12. Ross Urquhart

      Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

      1. doliio volay

        Could have done with putting a slight bevel on the notched tube for a larger surface area for the weld

    13. Nicc E

      Fuckin sounded like a Turkey 😂😂 got his ass wit the Turkey picture too lmao

      1. doliio volay

        How to make damascus stick baseball

    14. Lecactus of Borg

      Good guy Andrew

    15. xlasvegan7x

      Try 1/16” tungsten and start with 35 amps.

    16. Jonathan Beckham

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

    17. Weaponized

      Was hoping you'd make something other than the bog-standard frame type.

    18. BonEndeavor

      Should change the title to welding a frame and assembling a bike?

    19. Carlton Richmond

      I’ll take the grips, on of mine just ripped

    20. arashaad daavidson

      Ey it's stewie all grown up

      1. doliio volay

        Have a look at kingdom bikes.

    21. streetstomper

      Nice. Love that you ride with "clipless" pedals as well, I'll never give up mine for flats

      1. doliio volay

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

    22. cirezane

      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.

    23. bodoti qwiu

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

    24. Toosje

      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."

    25. mitchell krueger

      Yo hit some jumps

      1. bodoti qwiu

        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

    26. Callum M

      hi

    27. 4k Virtual Tours

      Love your channel

    28. Ojan Anindito

      How to make damascus stick baseball

    29. Samuel Bruce

      Could have done with putting a slight bevel on the notched tube for a larger surface area for the weld

    30. GryphonWithACamera

      I didn't know harry potter was so into welding and stand up comedy

    31. kyle lauer

      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

      1. dolimi jotoo

        Noone: Alec: dreep fries steel 7:05

    32. Nathan Sumrall

      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!

      1. dolimi jotoo

        George little learns to weld

    33. Declan Wittkowske

      you should totally make a hook sword like from the avatar the last air bender

    34. Backmarker Racing

      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.

    35. rivet

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

    36. Jack Beames

      Have a look at kingdom bikes.

    37. Jack Beames

      Recommend Hope Tech wheels

    38. Jack Beames

      Full sus or hardtail

    39. Dr. Lex Winter

      You know your editor is bored when he times the strikes of the power hammer to the background music the entire video. :P

    40. doliio volay

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

    41. Stanza 710

      Furick Cups for tig welding are the best

    42. Phahel7

      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

      1. doliio volay

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

    43. Hobby Grade

      I need grips

    44. IcySlime

      STEEL IS REAL

    45. dolimi jotoo

      I can absolutely see alec shredding A-line in a years time 😂

    46. Hammad

      George little learns to weld

    47. Lil Mills

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

    48. Coleman Diehm

      If this project goes well, You should make a titanium frame bike, expensive, but very strong and much lighter than steel.

      1. dolimi jotoo

        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

    49. Edgar der Schmied

      Why not from Damascus :(

      1. Edgar der Schmied

        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^^

    50. Uncle Nick

      You want to look at tig brazing the frame ??.

    51. Dariune

      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

    52. josh schlotmann

      Use your cup to rock back and forth as you weld

    53. Michael Prenzler

      Where did you order the steel parts for the frame from?

    54. antiSith

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

    55. navitas1

      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.

    56. bowen voowy

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

    57. Geckomayhem

      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...

    58. melwalsh mtb

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

      1. bowen voowy

        YES i love videos like this keep going !

    59. The Jake G

      Contact @44 bikes for some tips. That guy is incredible.

    60. monkey art8

      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"

    61. zuygj bnsv

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

    62. Graeme Brumfitt

      Now this is different... Did I see Chris King headset? Go with 29" wheels , lots of twisty turns = wide bars and a short stem for response. TFS, G :)

    63. Samuel

      Coming from a mountain biker that is going to be sick especially the components

      1. zuygj bnsv

        2:00 hahahahha

    64. Mike Brown

      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 Network, GCN FIsels. After you get done, would like to come up to Montana and ride with you.

    65. Ryan Mullin

      You want your handlebars bars to be wide! they offer a greater degree of control than shorter bars and improve you balance because they widen your stance. If your arms are tiring it's likely due to you over gripping!

    66. deception music lesons

      Bars are meant to be wide

    67. deception music lesons

      Steel bikes are the best bikes they dampen vibrations

    68. deception music lesons

      I need grips

    69. deception music lesons

      As a pro DH rider this looks heavy

      1. diungy alisnr

        biker. Who knows maybe they are making them from aero-gel by now?

    70. DIO Brando

      If this turns out to be too much of a challenge you can always make a bmx frame as it’s much simpler and easier to design and weld

      1. diungy alisnr

        You would be suprised on the lightness and quality of a carbon fiber frame. Doing this way is your ability to TIG such a strong weld, it can literally make or break the project. If t

    71. T Duprix

      I hope you are going to use a threaded bottom bracket shell instead of a press fit.

    72. ralph crosby

      Should have option for go pro and a shotgun rack - for bear attacks 😃 I have done a bit of stick and wire welding but have never done Tig welfing

    73. llessurlihp

      Alex as good as you are I don’t think buying a frame would have cost much more, as that’s about the only thing you didn’t buy. and I know it’s because you can make it but a lot of work for why. Keep up the good work though.

    74. mortee nn

      YES i love videos like this keep going !

    75. iDeclan97 Glitches

      Posh boy lvl 366

    76. Bennet Tucker

      can i suggest spending some money on some gas lenses for your stinger

    77. Saperek 1877

      Next time when Alec buys socks: Just two please.

    78. Benjamin Makinson

      Grips wear so keep them for later and those race face ons are peng

    79. Fire of Jagz

      <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="120">2:00</a> hahahahha

    80. cnmmd qiuoo

      The Colin Furze collab that never happened.