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Old 01-16-08, 11:47 PM   #1
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im sure it has been asked before..

hi im new here. my name is buddy. im not experienced at all with frame building. i would like to try putting together a frame. the idea of riding on something i put hours of time and effort into is really appealing. i plan on asking my neighbor for help with the welding (hes an experienced welder with all the equipment). i was just wondering what the best place to start is. i'd like to try to put together a steel track frame with correct geometry etc. can anyone suggest a starting point? id appreciate any positive advice or ideas. thanks a lot and sorry if this has been asked thousands of times.
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Old 01-17-08, 12:33 AM   #2
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The Paterek Manual is a good starting point.

If you have the time and money, UBI in Ashland, Oregon has framebuilding classes.
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Old 01-21-08, 04:32 AM   #3
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Check to see if you can find plans online. They may cost some $$ but the design help may be worth it.
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