I used a manual tube bender and that is as good as it gets with 1 1/4 gas pipe that has 1/4+ thick wall. For the first thing I have ever fabed that is that big I thought I did pretty good Found some caps today...
Don't take me wrong.....I'm all for building your own stuff so nice work on that! I was just making an observation on the bends and wondering how you did it, and then maybe making suggestions for improving the results for the next time.
Like I said before, they're better than nothing for sure. So go beat on them and if they don't hold up, you can build another set and try to make them better. Everyone is the same. I build stuff sometimes that I think is gonna rock but it doesn't live up to my expectations and I have to build it again. No biggie, just part of the process, and why it's fun to build your own stuff.