Aluminum 7005-6061 Custom Frames

Custom MTBMX Frame made of 6061aluminum

Custom MTBMX Frame made of 6061 Aluminum

We offer hand crafted and personally engineered bicycle aluminum frames from both 7005 and 6061  based on the needs of the cyclist and the economic realities of the purchasers decision.  Regardless of the material, we offer the the widest choice of tube profiles, diameters and wall thickness and always the best for the application.

The Differences:
 
7005 Neon Painted Custom Snow Bike

7005 Neon Painted Custom Snow Bike

7005 (Seven “Double-Oh” 5):   Formulated with higher modules of elasticity, 7005 can be stressed further before being permanently deformed. The post weld heat treating  process known as “aging” is 600 degrees Fahrenheit as opposed to 6061 at over 900 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a simpler and quicker process.  Most of the commercially available butted tubes are 7005. We offer material from a variety of producers including  Dedacciai, Nova and custom pipes from TubePro. We also have a nice selection of straight gauge and heirloom tubes collected over the years. Production, semi-custom and full custom frame components are available.

 

Aluminum MTB made in house

Aluminum MTB made in house

6061 (Sixty- Sixty One):  A more complex

FB-13 "Odysseus" DH frames, made up of 6061 Aluminum

FB-13 “Odysseus” DH frames, made up of 6061 Aluminum

material for the frame builder as it provides more design control and ease of manipulation for butting and forming. 6061 is more expensive and time consuming in the form of a bicycle frame, as most of the components such as, dropouts, head tubes, and bottom bracket shells are all designed and produced in-house. Frames must be made in small batches to insure that the alignment process is completed correctly and with utmost precision. 6061 can be used to manufacture across a wide range of platforms including a very special road set by TubePro as well as Heirloom and straight-gauge drawn tubes.

 

 

 

 

If you have questions or would like more information about custom aluminum frames, you can contact us via email at either: “frankthewelder@comcast.net” or at the Frank The Welder page on Facebook by clicking this: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Frank-the-Welder/211304788988336

41 Responses to Aluminum 7005-6061 Custom Frames

  1. Jack says:

    Where can I find info about yor road bike options? Pricing tube set options custom options lead times etc. it’s good to see you are still welding frames!

    Cheers

    Jack

    • FrankWeld says:

      Hi, I am pretty bad at jotting down that type of information but here is the low-down. I select tubes based on your geometry/weight/preferences and current availability. The base price is $1900 with powdercoat color of your choice. for that pile of cash you get a fully custom bike. shaped tubes, custom bearing platforms, extra burly or extra-light tubes, electronics or disk brakes. Any spacing, brackets or tubes or whatever. The price could go up or down a bit for complicated requests. Most things are included.

      I also offer Thompson components, Enve carbon, Michelin tires and various build options. I ask for six weeks to build the frame and a couple more for paint.

  2. bryan weekley says:

    i was wondering what a ball park price for a 7005 alu 24″ bmx frame would be?? maybe a with some chromo forks?

    • FrankWeld says:

      Hey Bryan,
      I’m sorry to say, but I am a little burnt out on BMX frames. As of right now, I don’t have many of the materials in stock to complete that kind of project. If you are unable to find someone, say within the next 6 months, try me back and we can talk more about it.
      Again, my apologies.
      Frank

  3. jeff m says:

    hey frank, I have got and old spooky mountain bike frame that needs some repair work. I was wondering if you could help me out with it? you can email me and if you want to and we can hash out the details. Thanks much.

    JMoore

  4. Josh says:

    Good morning Frank – would/could you be available to build a seatpost for a railed seat, basic post dimensions: 12″ for length and 7/8″ for width. I’d prefer an aluminum post but I am open to suggestions. As for the actual clamp, again I’m open to suggestions. Thanx Frank

  5. Jason Burchell says:

    Hi Frank.
    could you get a metalhead made for me PLEASE?

  6. Andy says:

    Hey Frank, will you do a custom stem when a customer buys a frame? I have a custom steel frame and the geometry is perfect, but I’d love a stiffer version in aluminum. To nail my position the builder of my first frame did a stem in 105mm. Is that a deal breaker?

  7. Gabriel says:

    Hi
    Which one is better if you need a good compromise between stiffness, lightweight and durability without concerns about design? 7005 or 6061?

    • FrankWeld says:

      7005 is great if the “off the shelf” tubes suite your needs. 6061 is a better choice if you are trying to push the weight down or strength up or a just a really big or small person. I hope this is helpful!

  8. KENG says:

    Looking to build a custom light weight BMX 24 Race frame to my own specs. 1. Do you have some experience with these 2. How long would an order take (one frame) and how much would it cost. No need for paint. I will run it raw. Thank you.

  9. Domenic Sarcia says:

    Got your name from the guys over at Drummond Cycle.
    I have designed a aluminum bike frame and need a vendor to do some matching and welding. I am just about to order the tubing, 6061-T6 ( 1 1/2″dia. X .062wall) and ( 2″dia. X 1/4 wall for the head tube.
    The bike is a combination of cargo, cross country and road designs.
    I would like to talk to you before ordering the tubing, and about machining the tubes and welding.
    If you can drop me a line I will give a call to make an arrangement for a visit.
    Thanks
    Domenic
    Woodstock Vt.

    • FrankWeld says:

      You will need machining, welding and heat treating if you are using 6061. Ill shoot you an email tomorrow morning. Thanks!

  10. LEO RICKS says:

    HI FRANK MY NAME IS LEO RICKS AND I LIVE IN THE UK AND AFTER GOING ON YOUR WEB-PAGE I SAID TO MYSELF I MUST DROP YOU A LINE TO SEE IF MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME IN MY QUEST IN MAKEING ME A NEW ROAD RACING FRAMESET AND FORKS ? IN EITHER ALLOY OR ONE OF THE NEW AGE STEEL TUBESETS THATS AVAILABLE TODAY ? I HAVE THE GEOMETRY OF MY CARBON BIKE WHICH IS A HAND LAID UP LEGEND FRAME THAT YOU MAYBE ABLE TO WORK WITH FOR ME THE NUMBERS ARE AS FOLLOWS SIZE OF THE FRAME IS 48cm SEAT TUBE c/t 480mm TOP TUBE c/c HORIZONTAL 545mm SEAT TUBE ANGLE 73.5 DEGREES HEAD TUBE ANGLE 72.5 DEGREES AND A HEAD TUBE LENGTH OF 145mm I WAS ALSO WONDERING IF YOU COULD DO ME THE INTERNAL CABLE ROUTING FOR THE REAR BRAKE ALONG WITH ALL THE OTHER BRAZ-ONS ECT THE STI BOSSES ? I DO NOT HAVE A BUDGET FOR THIS PROJECT IF YOU GET MY DRIFT SO I DO HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME AND LOOK FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU AS SOON AS YOU HAVE THE TIME MANY THANKS AND ARE KINDEST REGARDS LEO AND SUE RICKS

    • FrankWeld says:

      Sue, Leo, I am happy to discuss a new frame for you! Thanks for writing. I can build with steel or aluminum and all you have to do is decide which you prefer! I will send you an email when I get back to the shop and we can discuss your frame in depth. I have done a few internal routing projects recently and they are always fun and challenging!

      Many thanks to you also. Frank

  11. Michael says:

    Frank,
    I have been enjoying a titanium mountain bike frame for 20+ years that I believe you built in Mesa, AZ around 1992. It has thousands of miles and now my kids are riding and I hope to get thousands more. I would like to put a rear disc mount onto the rear triangle. Are still doing any titanium work?
    Mike

  12. Gregg says:

    Frank-
    I’m in love with a bicycle! I emailed you regarding ordering a roadie frame. I must have one. They are true works of art. Jaw dropping!

    Thx
    Gregg

  13. bill gultekin says:

    hi frank
    a couple of months ago I bought a mongoose aftershock frame on ebay and on one of stickers has your name made in the usa by f.t.w my frame has no serial number and can you tell me how much was made.
    thank bill

  14. russ says:

    I am looking for a supplier of aluminum BB shells, 25.4 seat tube sleves, drop outs and head tubes. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Russ

  15. Luc says:

    Hi Frank!

    I’m looking for an aluminium cross member for a car, I know you deal with bikes but i’ve been up & down the internet and you’re the closest lead I found so far…

    Can you point me in any direction?
    Thanks in advance,

    Luc.

  16. Gene says:

    Frank, can I still get a DNA? Loved that frame but sold it 🙁 Still rocking my R9!

  17. Ben says:

    As far as custom bikes go.. can you make custom trail bikes (full suspension) ?

  18. David Osborne says:

    Hi Frank,

    I’d like to get an aluminum frame repaired. The seat tube above the bottom bracket broke.

    I’ve been racing for 32 years. The bike I want welded is sentimental to me. It was my old race bike and I just got it back out on the road and rode it only twice before it cracked again. It was welded by a guy who makes roll cages in race cars. Maybe it was not he treated. Please put me in the queue for bike Frame repair.

    Thanks,
    David

  19. Robert says:

    Hi I want to know do you build the back part of the bike suspension frame

  20. Andrew Smith says:

    Yo Frank
    I won the Spooky Metalhead in Grip magazine waaaay back in ’99…still have it but I snapped the brake boss off using a disc brake mod – I know you probably get asked all the time but I’m wondering if its possible to have it repaired? A new pump track is getting built very near me and it’s time to try and revive it. Any assistance would be much appreciated!
    Cheers
    Andy

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