Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: upstate NY (eastern side)
Bikes: giant ATX 760, Falcon Road Bike (ss) custom marinoni tourismo (full dresser) ,
what tube set? and a few more ??s
hello everyone I hope all is well.
id like to order the material for my first frame build. as mentioned I like to get some tech assistance from velonomad as he lives near me. I spoke to him last week but he was out of town and our call was dropped ill try him again this week.
ok Ill recap .
im 247 LB 5'10" short legs long torso I want to build a Rando frame for a big guy that will take up to a 700c 35 with fender I run 28 or 32 but might want bigger at some point.
fillet brazed will be the method. I'll use brass on the tubes and dropouts and silver on fittings. not sure on the fork I may buy one , id like to build a straight blade raked crown with canti posts.
the BIG question is what tubeset???
I see quite a few custom builders using Zona and waterford (when I was looking at a custom Gunnar)waterford suggested OS . then their is joe Bringheli and com 12.5 or sat 14.5 ?? How does one order from Joe?? tell him what your building and hell advise the best choice...?
I looked on Novas site and the Zona Oversized Road set looked beefy! one question is whats with the "S" bend stays (no crimping needed for tire clearance??)
your thoughts please , I ll try and talk to velonomad before I order anything.
ive been injured most of the year and wont be riding for a few more month yet , so I might as well get busy on my frame.
Last edited by JOHN J; 01-24-08 at 01:57 PM.