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Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 5:58 pm ]
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Hello all,
Got an unusual question for you, what type of welds are on a tuber frame, TIG, MIG, other ?
Been thinking lately about nickel plating the frame next time the bike comes apart, the answer to the above question will be the decider. Thanks

Author:  DaveH [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:33 pm ]
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It's MIG welded. Tig is a much neater weld ( if you can weld ) though you can smooth any blobs away where the wire leaves the metal at the end of the weld with a flapper disc. I did this before I had my S1 frame powder coated after tig welding the missing spar in :yup:

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:09 pm ]
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Thanks Dave,
guess the nickel frames a non starter. Thanks

Author:  Maz [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 9:50 pm ]
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:yt: :roll:

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 10:33 pm ]
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Could have been worse, i wasn't going to chrome it :D

Author:  brother in buells [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:05 pm ]
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Graeme1203 wrote:
guess the nickel frames a non starter. Thanks


So may i ask why it's a no go because of mig welded frame!?

I always liked the Susie Q s1 on badweb and the one from rocketman .

Chrome is to much ,it's not a hardley ,but the nickel plated looks good to me!

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:19 pm ]
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http://www.chromerestorationspecialist. ... cle-frame/

Looked into it a little, bumped into the above issue when talking to people in the know. Not pretending to fully understand, but I've learnt to listen to people to people who know a great deal more about something than I do

Author:  barney [ Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:19 am ]
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Everydays a school day on here :yup:

Author:  DaveH [ Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:42 pm ]
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Graham. If you want the nickel look this can be achieved with a powder coat. I met a guy at Em's day about three years back from the Yarmouth area on a S1 w/l and I actually asked where he'd had the frame nickel plated. I was taken aback when he replied it was powder coated. Have a look here http://www.pureklas.co.uk/past-work/chr ... ing-wheels.

Author:  gripperod [ Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:46 pm ]
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:yt:

My brother had an oil tank on an old BSA done in that finish, really quite impressive.

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:30 pm ]
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Have seen the chrome PC in pictures before and had already earmarked for a few bits, will keep it in mind for the frame when the time comes.
Years back, had a couple of friends who rode nickel plated Spondon and Moto Martin framed bikes, was always very jealous and promised myself 'one day'. Not sure what I'll do now nickel is off the table.

Author:  Adam [ Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:28 pm ]
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I've had a couple of bikes with Nickle plated frames, a Featherbed and a Mettisse. Both were a nightmare to live with and needed constant polishing to keep corrosion free, especially in nooks and crannies such as behind gussets etc. Apparently, Nickle does doesn't like to 'throw' itself, for want of a better term, into restricted areas during electroplating, so it can be a bit thin in these areas.

Author:  Graeme1203 [ Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:53 pm ]
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Sounds like a nickel plated frame should remain just a good idea.
Probably the biggest job on a bike, only plan on doing it once

Author:  TOPGUMM [ Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:54 pm ]
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Adam wrote:
Apparently, Nickle does doesn't like to 'throw' itself, for want of a better term, into restricted areas during electroplating, so it can be a bit thin in these areas.
Powdercoat has the same problems with searching hidden corners because of eddys . Triple s powdercoaters and other places I`ve had work done.

Author:  pash [ Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:30 am ]
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TOPGUMM wrote:
Adam wrote:
Apparently, Nickle does doesn't like to 'throw' itself, for want of a better term, into restricted areas during electroplating, so it can be a bit thin in these areas.
Powdercoat has the same problems with searching hidden corners because of eddys . Triple s powdercoaters and other places I`ve had work done.


Who is Eddy? Did you finish your sentence?

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