Framebuilders - surplus frames
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03-07-06, 02:37 PM
Hi everyone, I have about 10 ten bicycle frames of various sizes can anyone suggest what I could build with these old frames.I would like use this exercise as a learning experience in brazing/welding and bicycle frame building.Many Thanks. :)
03-07-06, 03:46 PM
You can build a Toureasy recumbent clone with two of those frames. Do a web search for "tour easy clone", there are free plans available.
Or, more extreme, you can build a lowracer. Here is my front wheel drive lowracer. See the link for more info.
03-07-06, 07:52 PM
Check Sheldon Brown's site for instructions on building a tandem from two donor frames.
03-08-06, 08:09 AM
Or check out
atomic zombie (http://www.atomiczombie.com)
For some other ideas.
03-15-06, 11:50 AM
Here's a thought; some one told me many years ago to try this, but I never did get around to it.
UN-build some of those frames! In other words, try using the torch to disassemble the frames and you'll get an idea how much heat etc it takes to get brass/silver to "flow" properly. Seemed like a good idea, but again, I never did get that far myself.
Just my $.02. Cheers, Dr.D
03-16-06, 07:26 AM
Some lugged joints are extremely difficult to get apart. It will take more heat to "un-do' the joint than it took to create it originally, because to take a joint apart, the whole joint must be heated to the point the silver (or brass) will flow; but this is not necessary to create the joint. You can "walk around" the joint with the heat.
03-16-06, 09:01 AM
make a tallbike!
03-16-06, 03:01 PM
How about a taxi bike?
04-15-06, 10:59 AM
I know a guy in wisconsin that has used some past Italian frames as framework for tables and other furniture. True bikehead enviro in his home.
04-15-06, 11:22 AM
How about one of these gotta have workshop accessories:
05-02-06, 08:31 AM
I built a chopper out of two frames. It's probably the funnest bike I own.
The lowracer looks fun.
I've also thought about building an adult big-wheel or green machine.
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