Framebuilders - building my first frame...
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
01-24-06, 08:36 PM
my bike was stolen, and my boss at the shop says he has some old tubing that we could build a frame out. he's basically making me do everything (and isn't being much of a help at all) except the actual welding, but i still don't know where to start. Are there any good sites? This is for a track bike (~52-53cm)
Right now i just need to work on measuring and setting up the geometry of the bike. I think i might base it loosely around the IRO Mark V (or maybe the Angus, since the tubing is more similar to that) b/c my stolen bike was a Mark V and i thought it fit pretty good.
Although we have some lugs at the shop (old, sorta ugly), can someone post links to places to get lugs?
01-25-06, 07:49 AM
Josh Putnam's site : http://www.phred.org/~josh/build/build.html
is a good place to start. he has links to the websites of several framebuilding suppliers. He also has a link to a framebuilders email list. The list is mostly professional builders and fledgling professionals but there are some amateurs there also.
There is (was?) a page by Suzy Jackson who had chronicled pretty much each step of building her first frame, unfortunately the last time I tried her website the page wouldn't open. http://www.littlefishbicycles.com
Also if you google " bicycle frame building" you should get several pages of links to both pro and amatuer framebuilders
01-25-06, 02:34 PM
i'm specifically looking for info on sizing a frame (measuring myself) and designing the frame for a track bike. a lot of the sites i've seen were for road bikes, which worries me that i might do something wrong.
it seems like i will be mainly doing the design / sizing, and just helping with the welding (i've never welded before; my boss has built frames but isnt' helping with the design)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.