Steering Methods

"I am really interested in building my own tall bike. ... I’d like to educate myself more on steering systems. I’ve seen a few different styles, some more appealing than others.

Moving from Flux Core to gas-shielded MIG

I recently converted from flux core to gas-shielded MIG welding.  The upgrade involved buying a gas bottle with an argon/CO2 mixture, and a flow regulator.  My Clarke welder was a dual-purpose gas/no-gas unit that I've been using flux-core wire in.
The difference between flux and gas is INCREDIBLE.