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    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.
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    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.



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    Check Sheldon Brown's site for instructions on building a tandem from two donor frames.

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    Or check out

    atomic zombie

    For some other ideas.
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    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

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    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.
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    make a tallbike!

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    How about a taxi bike?
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    Atomic zombie spincycle.

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    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.
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    How about one of these gotta have workshop accessories:


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    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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