Looking for someone who knows about brazing, not tig but with a simple touch? Some of you may know I want to build a unique trike using bike parts and steel, I used to weld but no longer have a welder, and don’t think I should because of the flickering and my seizures. Now I have a torch and started looking into brazing, kinda like plumbing’s soldering, no flickering, but I was told that by brazing a bike frame steel to steel that it wouldn’t be strong enough? I think it said it would take 70,000psi, but again I have no clue about this and if this would work? Any info thanksJR
Isn’t welding with just a torch brazing? Just depending on what rod you use?
Without fittings I think it would crack, but I have only brazed copper, since you know how to thread pipe, maybe consider that route, I think that would be pretty strong, but not sure you could get the angles right that way.Not sure who you were building it for, is it for a kid?
...so I’ve looked into what’s called a recumbent trike, you basically sit in a full seat rather then a poll and your very low to the ground so not easy to tip...
JR, I have a Marcy recumbent stationary bike I got on ebay for about $100, it's pretty good and if you just need it for exercise I recommend it, I can PM you a pic, I don't remember who the seller was, but it's another option you can consider.
I had to look those up. I've seen quite a few of those passing by here - I guess they are popular with long distance cyclists. I'm not entirely sure what you refer to with "flashing"? The sudden light when it gets going, or the frequency variation with some welding gear?There wouldn't happen to be some engineering or trade school or similar nearby with students looking for a project to do?
Flashing, fast on / off of a light, like watching lightning or fireworks. They can put me in a machine that produce flashes of light at diff speeds and brightness to automatically bring on a seizure, I had a test done about 2months ago, and after sitting for around 10min to focus I still got up and almost face planted only after 2min of lights.JR
That sounds scary. I was just wondering if a single start flash or a fairly even light after that would be a worry as some processes are quite even when they get going and make few sparks at all.
This is sounding fraught with problems. I wouldn't want to risk riding round on one that was only brazed together, even welds crack occasionally. I wouldn't risk using a welder though, especially not if your reflex reaction is to pull your arm (complete with high voltage partially molten welding rod) across your chest should a seizure happen... For just one project, it would surely be cheaper to pay a local welder with beer than buy/hire the welding kit anyway, wouldn't it? Buy the parts, do all the cutting and prep, and then let someone else do the hot work.
Yeah even a single lightning bolt can do it, it just depends on how powerful, but it would have to be a good flash! It’s the multiple sparks and bright lights that scare me.JR
Any idea what the root cause is?Sorry if this is too personal a question, but I'm still stunned by a documentary I watched the weekend, long story short, who knew that a Keto diet could cure epilepsy in some cases...... Regarding the bike build plan, I have to second what was mentioned in the other thread, I don't think bike frames are steel, rather some lighter alloy that you might not be able to weld.I built a mild steel framed aluminium clad canopy for my Suzuki Jeep. Took me 2 months of afternoons, too much money and taught me I'm a grinder not a welder