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Old 09-26-2007, 03:29 PM
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Question Looking for tube in the UK-help!

Hi guys,

I'm looking to get hold of some 3/16 (or metric equivalent-4mm?) steel tubing for building a couple of tube frames. Unfortunately over this side of the pond we use copper for brake lines so it seems in very short supply.

Anyone in the UK know where to get some?

Failing that is there a helpful soul stateside who fancies shipping me over a bucketload

Any help/suggestions appreciated.
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Old 09-27-2007, 06:34 AM
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4mm Steel rod'll do the job just as good daz and it's even stronger.
Thats what i've used in the past at about 50p per Meter so you can't go wrong.
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Old 09-27-2007, 12:04 PM
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Hi try your nearest hydraulics supplier,i buy my 4mm x 1mm pipe in 3 metre lengths for £1 per metre from my local hydraulics supplier in leeds. Hydraulic pipe is cold drawn seamless so nice and strong but still reasonably easy to work with.Also if you need to you can open up the bore and tap it 3mm to mount parts onto the end or as i did to fasten my roll gage down.Hope this helps
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Cheers gents. I'll let you know how i get on.
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That's a good tip, thanks, i've been trying to get hold of some steel tube for ages and it's been a nightmare.

I'll be checking that out.
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