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Old 09-11-2014   #1
 
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Colorado Welded Aluminum Frame Builders

In the market for a new cataract frame. Looking for an aluminum welded frame built in a design similar to a PRE frame. If you can do something along these lines please drop me a line.

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If you're in the market for an aluminum frame locally, check out Down River Equipment and River Boat Works. They sponsor the Buzz and you can find them on out list of Partners here.

I'm not sure if those guys regularly make welded frames, but if not, I bet they can still hook you up.

If you're out further west, like near Sacramento, check out our other pipe-bending sponsor, Whitewater Machine Works.

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I'd recommend two great businesses that also support the 'buzz as partners; DRE in Denver and Riverboatworks in Salida. I've had really good aluminum frames from both of them and they both do custom aluminum work. Their prices are similar and really haven't gone up much as aluminum has so I'd expect a really fair deal from either.
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Funny, we must have been typing at the same time Andy...
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yeah, musta been. And my DRE frame's still going great after 12 years and lotsa lotsa miles.
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But do either of them do 3/4" or 1" welded frames?
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But do either of them do 3/4" or 1" welded frames?
They're very responsive with email or you can just pick up the phone. If they don't do the fabrication themselves, I"m sure they have some suggestions on places (or people) that do.

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I don't think aluminum is strong enough in those sizes, I've only seen steel frames in small diameters.
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AAA in Denver will do most things as well (although I share concern on 3/4" aluminum frame). I spoke to AAA and DRE before I bought last year and found AAA a bit more flexible than DRE on what they would do that was "atypical". Don't get me wrong though, I think DRE makes a nice frame and they are good guys there (bought lots of other stuff from them). I'd suggest talking to them both. Riverboat is very flexible as well, just not convenient if you live in front range.
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