Alice, you should visit the Framebuilder's forum--there is an awesome thread on building bamboo frames.
If not pink, then how about ummmm....red?
No, it's brazed, not welded
Yes, you can buy lugs, tubes the whole deal
The fork blades come straight, I bend'em
It only looks old, I built it last month
Stay tuned. I'll build the fork in the next few days or so then on to the rear triangle.
or "Pilger" process which uses rotary dies and an internal mandrel which provides better
material thickness control.
I'll be building this one with Pilger blades. Makes for a very nice riding fork.
Wow, thanks! :D
If I have the space and equipment, I'll try to learn how to build up my own frame someday. :)
That's really awesome.
I found a page on Pilger mills. The rollers are asymmetrical. This page shows tubing diameter being reduced, not tapered. So a tapered tube would probably need a different roller shape.
Some applications, such as baseball bats and golf clubs, rely on cold pilgering to create the intermediate, tapered shape. Other applications are lightning poles, finned tubes, and nonround tubes with internal or external longitudinal ribs.
Will there be a 'How to build a jig for a bicycle frame' thread? :)
probably not the best question, but is building a frame really that hard?
imo it seems to be very difficult and complicated especially with the lugs and angles.
Looks nice, but I was just wondering why so much flux in the non-joint areas ?? Doesn't that require extra cleanup ?
White. Unquestionably the fastest! :)
Classic (in every good sense of the word). :)
threadless or threaded?
integrated shifting or downtube or bar end or jedi mind control or or or?
looks like you going with traditional seatstays as opposed to fastback
second water bottle mount?
any other custom touches like rack mounts, racks, fenders, pump peg, chain hanger?
looks like you're building general road racing frame, not sport touring or something else
One could say that a 70's vintage Ferarri doesn't drive as well as say a new Corvette or Viper. But the price is still high. Anyone with money can buy a new Corvette. But get in line to obtain the latest Euro wonder car (insert Badge name here: )
One of the differences however is that Sachs and Baylis freely share their wealth of information to the other frame builders (they tend to hang out on the various Framebuilder sites). They have a five year waiting list, what do they have to lose? Don't think you'll find Bentley sharing information with Ferrari.
This isn't to say that there are not other competent high quality custom frame builders. Just that its not a Sachs or Baylis.
This is really impressive. Thanks for sharing.
Threaded,1" quill stem (got lots just sitting around)
Brifters, probably Chorus
Modified fastback stays, like my existing frames
2nd bottle mount - but of course
Other touches - yup, lots most will be polished stainless
General road frame true, parallel 73's, 58 cm.
i couldn't remember if your other bikes had fastback seatstays. don't some seat lugs have caps for the ends of the stays? they're not as graceful with the caps. a girl i rode with back in the 80's had a Cotten frame, with a wishbone seatstay, campy delta brakes and internal cable routing. they drilled a hole or slot in the seatpost for the brake cable to route through so that the cable was inline with the center cable mounting of the campy delta brake. it was/is the coolest and cleanest setup ever.
second bottle mount-i was just questioning it because your other bikes i've seen only have one.
Started the fork.
All the bits needed to make a fork.
The crown and steerer are fluxed and ready to braze....
Fully brazed and cooling
Cleaned up and now milling the crown race seat to 26.4mm
A finished fork crown and steered assembly. Of course the crown will be high
polish when it's done.......
The fork blade bending tool with a straight blade ready to be raked....
The raked blades ready for assembly with the tips, then to be trimmed to length
for assembly with the crown.
I just wanted to say British racing green.