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    Handmade American bike builders

    In advance, I apologize if this link has been discussed.
    It's quite a lengthy list, complete with some very cool pictures.

    Directory Of Custom American Handmade Road Bike Frame Builders | CYCLOPHILIAC - American Made Cycling

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67tony View Post
    In advance, I apologize if this link has been discussed.
    It's quite a lengthy list, complete with some very cool pictures.

    Directory Of Custom American Handmade Road Bike Frame Builders | CYCLOPHILIAC - American Made Cycling
    That's a fun list.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomango View Post
    That's a fun list.

    Thanks.
    I agree wholeheartedly.

    The list missed a few I know and had a lot more I didn't. Great fun to look at, and informative. Thanks!
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    That's outstanding. Is there a list of Canadian builders?
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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    New to me...THANKS for sharing it.

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    Great list!

    I like Frank the Welders cool little green ride in there.......But there are so many great diverse builders that I wouldn't have known about otherwise.

    Yeah it's been posted in other threads before but I seem to have lost the link.....So thanks OP
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    outstanding work!

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    Thank you for the list - very cool.

    I did not see an Ohio frame builder mentioned, Franklin Frames in Newark Ohio.
    I have been looking at their frames on line, and planned a trip there this Summer.

    Their cost for a steel, chromed touring frame is a little under $2,000.
    I figured, purchase a complete 105 triple set, and build the whole bike for around $3,000.

    That is certainly nothing to sneeze at, but if the frame is uber quality, and can be built to your exact dimensions, it may be worth the investment.

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    I don't think you can make a builder using just your hands

    Anyway very nice list, some incredible artists on there.
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    I wonder how many I'll see this weekend at the North American Handbuilt Bike Show?

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    Very nice list, and was great to see more than a few quill stems...so much more elegant than threadless.



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    Quote Originally Posted by noglider View Post
    That's outstanding. Is there a list of Canadian builders?
    Not that I know of. And I would very much like to know if there is.

    It would be much shorter, of course.

    The list of American builders here is striking in its number and diversity (and more than a bit distracting to look at).

    I've never seen it before now, though I've pulled up other great material from the same fellow's blog (a review of 'cross tires comes to mind as having been particularly informative). Good stuff all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    I wonder how many I'll see this weekend at the North American Handbuilt Bike Show?
    Don't forget your camera Robbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    I wonder how many I'll see this weekend at the North American Handbuilt Bike Show?
    We're headed there as well and from the teasers I've seen thus far, it will be a fantastic bike show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieTunes View Post
    I wonder how many I'll see this weekend at the North American Handbuilt Bike Show?
    right now plans are to go Friday

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    I am out... Work got in the way.

    Y'all enjoy and post lots of pictures!

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    He used my bike for an example of Jon Tallerico's work.
    I like it, too.
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    Neat list, interesting to check out with NAHBS starting in two days. There were at least 20 New Builder tables at NAHBS Denver last year, looks to be a bunch in Charlotte. There's an awful lot of folks out there making high-end frames...

    I'll be at the show all three days. Should we shoot for a casual C&V pre- or post- get-together. Burgers & brews post-????
    Fuggedaboutit!

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