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Old 03-06-07, 07:13 PM   #1
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lugged track fork build

so iv got a oxy cutting torch and some welding skills. was looking to get into frame building and was thinking that a lugged track fork would be a good start. i should be able to buy everything i need from web sites right? iv taken a jewelry class n am pretty good with a saw so i want to cut the lugs up all fancy like. any tips or words of incouragment. whats the best supplier n simplest way to do this?

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nova cycles lookes like they have a pretty good deal on a crown n tubes. i should be able to get everything i need from them i think
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iv taken a jewelry class n am pretty good with a saw
Diamond files are my friends too!

I've got the same bug and was just looking at http://www.novacycles.com/

I'm thinking of a touring bike to start.

Right now I'm torching on old frames for practice.
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so iv got a oxy cutting torch and some welding skills. was looking to get into frame building and was thinking that a lugged track fork would be a good start. i should be able to buy everything i need from web sites right? iv taken a jewelry class n am pretty good with a saw so i want to cut the lugs up all fancy like. any tips or words of incouragment. whats the best supplier n simplest way to do this?
Simplest way? Get your stuff at Nova, including a crown with the rake built in and build a straight bladed fork. It will be easier to keep it aligned without a jig.
Do some practice brazing beforehand too!
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