Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: upstate NY (eastern side)
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first frame project help. (velonomad you out there??)
good afternoon eveyone.
Im usually hangin out on the Clyde and commuter forums but Ive got an itch to build me a frame.
Id be looking to build a commute /tour style bike. strong and steady
My commute rig at the moment is a Surly XC That I built up 2 years ago. its a good ride but not quite Right for me with the 700 c wheels and my roman legion type physique
I have fairley short legs 30" / longer torso . im 5' 10" 247 lb.
Im thinking I would like to do a slope tube compact style frame for 650 c with discs perhaps, if not discs Ill use the new long reach double pivot side pulls.
anyway I think it would be a hoot to get a frame just the way I want it.
Brazing /soldering/tig work I can do as well as anyone(did lots in my past employment) . I can get my hands on a Good industrial tig machine if need be as well as a good oxy /acc set up.. also have a big machine shop at my disposal here at work.
Im really at a loss On the design stuff Though IE: mitering the tubes, geometry, layout ...
Reading older Posts Velonomad lives right near me in NY , 20mins. I work with someone who may know him I would love to pick his brain if he'll let me (Please)
So where to start.
1) best way to figure the geometry I need ? would like a real comfy, relaxed ,very steady beast.
with my height /inseam I would like to use 650s or would 26 be better?? my cross check size is a 50.
2) steel for sure , lugged or fillet frame??
3) miter info for tubes (no clue where to start here) patterns avail?? I have plenty of tools.
well this is a start any help will be most welcome.
Last edited by JOHN J; 03-12-07 at 01:43 PM.