MAKING A MOUNTAIN BIKE!!! PART 1

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Kommentteja • 100

  • Gabriel Davis-West
    Gabriel Davis-West 3 tuntia sitten

    Nooo not Clip less pedals

  • Clay Hewett
    Clay Hewett 16 tuntia sitten

    "bars feel a little too wide"
    BLASPHEMY

  • MasterBeta343
    MasterBeta343 16 tuntia sitten

    Tig welding takes practice just like anything else.

  • ToxicX99
    ToxicX99 2 päivää sitten

    This video is literally all my hopes and dreams my favorite youtuber making my favorite thing

  • archer mills
    archer mills 2 päivää sitten

    Pulse probably isn’t the best option for someone as inexperienced as yourself but I commend you

  • Cole Siebert
    Cole Siebert 2 päivää sitten

    if you're looking for geometry information, look at chromag bikes, they make chromly bikes and they have great numbers to use

  • Cole Siebert
    Cole Siebert 2 päivää sitten

    shoulda gone for a 29er and sram AXS groupset but I cannot wait to watch this!!

  • Zedgaming 4u
    Zedgaming 4u 3 päivää sitten

    4:10 that editing makes me happy 😆

  • Lord of Nothing
    Lord of Nothing 3 päivää sitten

    i know its a trend, but pls shave?!
    love the idea of making your own bike.

  • EverythingClan
    EverythingClan 3 päivää sitten

    I legitimately need new grips

  • Cloudy Orchards
    Cloudy Orchards 3 päivää sitten

    Lol I'm so glad your cameraman and editor moved with you, he deserves to be in the movie business, he's better than most.

  • Marc-Olivier Bélanger
    Marc-Olivier Bélanger 3 päivää sitten

    Is there one video where theres no sponsor

  • SoccerBROS 86
    SoccerBROS 86 3 päivää sitten +1

    I came from seths bike hacks

  • Imain Support
    Imain Support 4 päivää sitten

    alec has some taste on mtb parts boiii

  • Ger 13 NunYah
    Ger 13 NunYah 4 päivää sitten

    Nice

  • nathan hart
    nathan hart 4 päivää sitten

    I know you was probably joking but could I have the spare grips myne are worn down and no money for new ones yet 😊😬

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy 4 päivää sitten

      made out of now because it's light but it's also just as strong as regular Steel so you're choosing a perfect steel for this

  • SπdR
    SπdR 4 päivää sitten

    5:26
    STEEL IS REAL
    MIND BLOWN

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy 4 päivää sitten

      The specific chromoly steel that you're using is most likely the same steel that I use because I've drag race since I was 6 years old my father and that is what any dragster is

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi 4 päivää sitten

    In the words of old AVE: A grindweel and paint, makes you the welder you ain´t.

  • Silas Garrison
    Silas Garrison 4 päivää sitten

    I need grip's

  • Bacon 4 Breakfast
    Bacon 4 Breakfast 5 päivää sitten

    having a heavy steel frame will just mean you have more sprung weight which just means the bike will be more planted to the ground

  • Bacon 4 Breakfast
    Bacon 4 Breakfast 5 päivää sitten

    you've got some really good parts there so im excited to see how this turns out

  • JTRtv
    JTRtv 5 päivää sitten

    moly? why you want a heavy bike bro?

  • dogmilker360
    dogmilker360 5 päivää sitten

    alec, i love your channel and have watched you for ages and love your content but did i miss something? why the hell are you building a bike?? i get it its very cool that
    you can but surely would just be better for you to get a carbon fiber one made to your specs.....still im sure ill still enjoy watching the next episodes to see how it goes...

  • RigorMortisItrium
    RigorMortisItrium 6 päivää sitten

    Nice save!

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy 5 päivää sitten

      videos, can’t wait to see how this turns out!

  • opzz xsin
    opzz xsin 6 päivää sitten

    Mad props to the editing team for syncing the power hammer strikes to the tempo of the music (or vice versa.)

  • Chance Owens
    Chance Owens 6 päivää sitten

    Tell me why he look like Tyler from 13 Reasons Why😂

    • Chance Owens
      Chance Owens 5 päivää sitten

      bowen voowy huh?😂

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy 5 päivää sitten

      Request to build wyvern Ignition greatsword from MHW 😄

  • thehollows
    thehollows 6 päivää sitten

    Pithy Bikes on FIchannel has a whole series going into tig welding bikes. Highly recommend

  • Burl Donnan
    Burl Donnan 6 päivää sitten

    Can have that extra pair of grips my Instagram is Burl Donnan can you dm me

    • opzz xsin
      opzz xsin 6 päivää sitten

      I'm an oldschool mountainbiker, so for me a professionell welded frame of steel or titanium is the most beautiful thing in the world.

  • Quade Bazeley
    Quade Bazeley 6 päivää sitten

    I

  • misolou fout
    misolou fout 6 päivää sitten

    Mad props to the editing team for syncing the power hammer strikes to the tempo of the music (or vice versa.)

  • Maximus Barrett
    Maximus Barrett 6 päivää sitten

    I think that the most difficult thing to do will be the Derailleur hanger, because they're unique to the bike and have to be straight as an arrow. If you crash they're designed to fail to protect your frame, so I would suggest making a few of them.

  • Gbody Mulisha
    Gbody Mulisha 6 päivää sitten

    I could never ride with my seat that high, I always drop it as low as it'll go

    • misolou fout
      misolou fout 6 päivää sitten

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

  • christopher marcum
    christopher marcum 6 päivää sitten

    The specific chromoly steel that you're using is most likely the same steel that I use because I've drag race since I was 6 years old my father and that is what any dragster is made out of now because it's light but it's also just as strong as regular Steel so you're choosing a perfect steel for this

  • Herber Joghurt
    Herber Joghurt 6 päivää sitten

    12:39 those reflexes!!!

  • Daniel de Vynck
    Daniel de Vynck 6 päivää sitten

    man's building a decent first bike

  • It is I who Nuts to That
    It is I who Nuts to That 7 päivää sitten +1

    Damascus bike frame when???

  • mervyn patterson
    mervyn patterson 7 päivää sitten

    My compliments to your man that does the editing ,the choice of music& matching it to the hammer blow is impressive

  • Soinas Doyi
    Soinas Doyi 7 päivää sitten

    Mad props to the editing team for syncing the power hammer strikes to the tempo of the music (or vice versa.)

  • Freddie Luquis
    Freddie Luquis 7 päivää sitten

    BORING !

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy 7 päivää sitten

      Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

  • Priyo Utomo
    Priyo Utomo 7 päivää sitten

    Request to build wyvern Ignition greatsword from MHW 😄

    • Soinas Doyi
      Soinas Doyi 7 päivää sitten

      Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

  • nieooj gotoy
    nieooj gotoy 8 päivää sitten

    videos, can’t wait to see how this turns out!

    • bowen voowy
      bowen voowy 7 päivää sitten

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

  • Jordy V.
    Jordy V. 8 päivää sitten

    I have a steel bike. It's lighter than most bikes I've used. So that doesn't matter all that much

  • En Go
    En Go 8 päivää sitten

    I'm an oldschool mountainbiker, so for me a professionell welded frame of steel or titanium is the most beautiful thing in the world.

  • Avea Krause
    Avea Krause 8 päivää sitten

    Smooth twirl

    • nieooj gotoy
      nieooj gotoy 8 päivää sitten

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

  • Corey Thomas
    Corey Thomas 8 päivää sitten

    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.

  • FBI Van
    FBI Van 8 päivää sitten

    Why is your seat so high goddam

  • Robert Quin
    Robert Quin 8 päivää sitten

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

  • Joseph Andrews
    Joseph Andrews 8 päivää sitten

    mentions tig, now this is where the fun begins

  • Jo Nofear
    Jo Nofear 8 päivää sitten

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

  • MasterMoparMan
    MasterMoparMan 8 päivää sitten

    where do you get your music for your videos?

    • bodoti qwiu
      bodoti qwiu 8 päivää sitten

      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.

  • Jeffery Black
    Jeffery Black 9 päivää sitten

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

    • bodoti qwiu
      bodoti qwiu 8 päivää sitten

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

  • James Runyon
    James Runyon 9 päivää sitten

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

  • Deeban Manogaran
    Deeban Manogaran 9 päivää sitten +1

    You can use bronze brazing instead of welding for steel frames

  • Lynwood Jackson
    Lynwood Jackson 9 päivää sitten

    You never don't need grips.

  • collin schmid
    collin schmid 9 päivää sitten

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

  • Ross Urquhart
    Ross Urquhart 9 päivää sitten

    Cnc machined stem, pedals, seat clamp!

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 9 päivää sitten

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

  • Nicc E
    Nicc E 9 päivää sitten

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

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 9 päivää sitten

      How to make damascus stick baseball

  • Lecactus of Borg
    Lecactus of Borg 9 päivää sitten

    Good guy Andrew

  • xlasvegan7x
    xlasvegan7x 9 päivää sitten

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

  • Jonathan Beckham
    Jonathan Beckham 10 päivää sitten

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

  • Weaponized
    Weaponized 10 päivää sitten

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

  • BonEndeavor
    BonEndeavor 10 päivää sitten

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

  • Carlton Richmond
    Carlton Richmond 10 päivää sitten +1

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

  • arashaad daavidson
    arashaad daavidson 10 päivää sitten

    Ey it's stewie all grown up

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 10 päivää sitten

      Have a look at kingdom bikes.

  • streetstomper
    streetstomper 10 päivää sitten

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

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 10 päivää sitten

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

  • cirezane
    cirezane 10 päivää sitten

    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.

  • bodoti qwiu
    bodoti qwiu 10 päivää sitten

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

  • Toosje
    Toosje 10 päivää sitten

    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."

  • mitchell krueger
    mitchell krueger 11 päivää sitten

    Yo hit some jumps

    • bodoti qwiu
      bodoti qwiu 10 päivää sitten

      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

  • Callum M
    Callum M 11 päivää sitten

    hi

  • 4k Virtual Tours
    4k Virtual Tours 11 päivää sitten

    Love your channel

  • Ojan Anindito
    Ojan Anindito 11 päivää sitten

    How to make damascus stick baseball

  • Samuel Bruce
    Samuel Bruce 11 päivää sitten

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

  • GryphonWithACamera
    GryphonWithACamera 11 päivää sitten

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

  • kyle lauer
    kyle lauer 11 päivää sitten

    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

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo 11 päivää sitten

      Noone: Alec: dreep fries steel 7:05

  • Nathan Sumrall
    Nathan Sumrall 11 päivää sitten

    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!

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo 11 päivää sitten

      George little learns to weld

  • Declan Wittkowske
    Declan Wittkowske 11 päivää sitten +1

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

  • Backmarker Racing
    Backmarker Racing 11 päivää sitten

    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.

  • rivet
    rivet 11 päivää sitten

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

  • Jack Beames
    Jack Beames 11 päivää sitten

    Have a look at kingdom bikes.

  • Jack Beames
    Jack Beames 11 päivää sitten

    Recommend Hope Tech wheels

  • Jack Beames
    Jack Beames 11 päivää sitten

    Full sus or hardtail

  • Dr. Lex Winter
    Dr. Lex Winter 11 päivää sitten +1

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

  • doliio volay
    doliio volay 12 päivää sitten

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

  • Stanza 710
    Stanza 710 12 päivää sitten

    Furick Cups for tig welding are the best

  • Phahel7
    Phahel7 12 päivää sitten

    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

    • doliio volay
      doliio volay 12 päivää sitten

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

  • Hobby Grade
    Hobby Grade 12 päivää sitten

    I need grips

  • IcySlime
    IcySlime 12 päivää sitten +1

    STEEL IS REAL

  • dolimi jotoo
    dolimi jotoo 12 päivää sitten

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

  • Hammad
    Hammad 12 päivää sitten

    George little learns to weld

  • Lil Mills
    Lil Mills 12 päivää sitten

    Noone:
    Alec: dreep fries steel 7:05

  • Coleman Diehm
    Coleman Diehm 12 päivää sitten

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

    • dolimi jotoo
      dolimi jotoo 12 päivää sitten

      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

  • Edgar der Schmied
    Edgar der Schmied 12 päivää sitten

    Why not from Damascus :(

    • Edgar der Schmied
      Edgar der Schmied 12 päivää sitten

      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^^

  • Uncle Nick
    Uncle Nick 12 päivää sitten

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

  • Dariune
    Dariune 13 päivää sitten +1

    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

    • Eric H
      Eric H 5 päivää sitten

      Plenty of companies still make steel frames

  • josh schlotmann
    josh schlotmann 13 päivää sitten

    Use your cup to rock back and forth as you weld

  • Michael Prenzler
    Michael Prenzler 13 päivää sitten

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

  • antiSith
    antiSith 13 päivää sitten

    ALec Steele "Steel is real" 5:27 .... yeah :-)

  • navitas1
    navitas1 13 päivää sitten +1

    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.

  • bowen voowy
    bowen voowy 13 päivää sitten +1

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