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Old 20 September 2005, 18:31   #1
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an A-frame? Ribcraft wants me to pay 1950 USD for a Stainless Steel A-Frame. Im not the greatest engineer or mechanic so i dont really want to do my own but i really like the look of the double tube A-frame..other than that i see no real reason that i would waste 1950 on. (the frame isnt able to tow skiiers)
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Old 20 September 2005, 18:36   #2
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Have a look at this old thread.

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Old 20 September 2005, 18:41   #3
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oops..shoulda searched it sorry! heh
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Old 20 September 2005, 22:03   #4
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There are LOADS of places in the good old USA that can make stainless stuff - maybe a custom bike shop or similar - they may never have seen an A frame before but I am sure you will get it for a lot less than that!!! Just make sure they use 316 stainless!!!
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I'd have thought that $400 for a single A frame and no more than $1000 for a double would be more like it. Draw up a rough plan of an A frame you'd like made to include all dimentions and type of material (stainless 316), have a flick though your yellow pages and find a local fabricators and get them to quote a price.
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There are LOADS of places in the good old USA that can make stainless stuff - maybe a custom bike shop or similar - they may never have seen an A frame before but I am sure you will get it for a lot less than that!!! Just make sure they use 316 stainless!!!
There are loads of places in the colonies that could make one, but for a Ribcraft you will want the finest Sheffield Stainless at 1950 (thats Sterling but they could accept Guineas) which given the quality and workship is extremely good value.

Buying just a few of these will also help the Exchequer balance the counties books (something your own country should have a think about since it is now owned by the Japanese) and once again turn England into a world power.

Believe its about to rain in the US colonies this morning, we have some spare umbrellors in Manchester, do say if you need them.

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