Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Senior Member AndyGrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Kodiak, Alaska
    Posts
    417
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Proteus and Talbot books...good enough?

    I have both the Proteus framebuilding book and Talbots framebuilding book. What are your opinions of these books?

    I really like the jig designs in Talbots book...easy to make (the wood ones).

    Is Patareks (sp?) manual 75 dollars better than these two books?

    Thanks!
    Andy

    1966 Schwinn Paramount P-13
    1999 Bringheli Custom Road Bike
    2010 Specialized Tricross Sport

  2. #2
    Older I get, Better I was velonomad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Schenectady NY & Wilmington NC
    My Bikes
    a bunch of them, most made by me, a couple made by others
    Posts
    1,625
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The first frames I built I used the Talbot book for a guide, I never used the proteus book, though the first three bikes I ever built were Proteus kits ( early 80's). I haven't seen the Paterek Book , but from everything I have read about it is said to be very good.

    When I learned how to build frames, I got a couple of discarded lugged frames and practiced on them a while with a mapp torch till I was sure I was getting it right.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Bing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    78
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've read and heard opinions good and bad on Talbot. If you've got a copy, you might want to consider selling it, bookfinder.com says $200 and up. If I could find mine in one of those boxes in the basement I'd sell it in a flash.
    Proteus is about $90.

    The new Paterek manual is very good, and it's only about $75.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •