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I just got aluminum tubes and bent them with pipe benders to match a set of Schwinn truss rods I had. I also used an old Schwinn bracket to bolt it to the headtube.
After I bent them and cut them to shape, I smashed the ends and drilled a hole for the axle. Then I polished them to look like chrome. I should probably clear them but I'm too lazy.
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Are those brake lines steel or aluminum? I'm going with the rust look on the bicycle I'm working on and would rather have a rusty truss rod then a shinny aluminum one. What style truss rod bracket did you use to connect it to the downstem? Is that something I can find on eBay? Great looking bicycle btw.
its steel line, but it appeared to be coated with something... wasnt hard to sand it off and polish it up.
I just used an original upper bracket with the two ears. Im not sure I have a pic of just the bracket, but Ive also made some out of reflector brackets too.
Im sure eBay would have some... if not, Im sure someone here has a spare for sale.
Anything done with rebar and I am a fan...
Just screams heavy duty rat rod...
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