Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Redline Conquest, Cannonday, Specialized, RANS
That article is pretty cool. The thing that strikes me though is that he should have spent more time sourcing materials -- black iron pipe is not a structural material, for instance. I would lean toward using bike components and materials where ever possible. I guess it depends on how much you want it to be home-built -- nowadays, that normally means just the frame. If it were me I'd be proud enough building the frame and the front wheel, and use stock components for the rear wheel, headset, handlebars, etc.