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Posted: 9/17/2005 12:13:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2005 6:55:16 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
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Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:17:27 PM EDT
I agree that it is a really cool bike. It is not, however, made entirely of copper. Much of it is steel that has been plated in the statue copper. The copper was also ground supper fine to tint the paint that was used.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:21:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2005 6:55:27 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
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Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:23:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By james4208:
I agree that it is a really cool bike. It is not, however, made entirely of copper. Much of it is steel that has been plated in the statue copper. The copper was also ground supper fine to tint the paint that was used.



I was going to say.. if it was completely copper it would be unbearable to ride for more than a couple minutes.. conducts heat just a little too well.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:31:01 PM EDT
Now that I think about it, I think they did say the tank was made out of solid copper. It's been a while but I think I remember Rick (best fabricator on the show) was talking about never having used copper before.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 12:49:08 PM EDT
I was there.


What a SWEAT FEST.
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:07:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By james4208:
Now that I think about it, I think they did say the tank was made out of solid copper. It's been a while but I think I remember Rick (best fabricator on the show) was talking about never having used copper before.



Well he was in for a treat because Copper is a dream to form. - OTOH it is a real bitch to machine because its gummy and "Grabs" the tool and rips out little chunks causing pits and craters...

( I have to machine pure deoxidized copper for laser heatsinks from time to time.)
Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:41:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/1/2005 6:55:43 AM EDT by hardcorps1775]
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Link Posted: 9/17/2005 1:49:13 PM EDT
Nice!
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