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Old 07-16-09, 06:38 AM   #1
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BMX frames

Up until now I have only built cyclocross, road, and track style frames, all steel fillet-brazed, however I am wanting to build a BMX frame just to play around with. My problem is that I know nothing about BMX. I did get on the BMX tread and try to pick up some info but I was wondering if any other frame builders can give me some advice. First question, what type of tubing?, straight gauge, butted 9/6/9, or heavier? Will fillet-brazed steel be sufficient? Are most BMX frames steel or aluminum? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 07-16-09, 10:06 AM   #2
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my son wants me to build him a bmx bike. Problem is he's very impatient. Apparently there are at least 3 kinds of bmx bikes: street, freestyle, and racing. Look on the Redline site for more info about geometry and typical materials. Looks like the high end have butted tubing. Seems like Henry James sells True Temper bmx tubing.
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Old 07-16-09, 03:43 PM   #3
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Good geometry info from a great builder on this site http://www.thursdaybicycles.com/
UnterH. has it right, a true bmx race frame is very different from the freestyle/vert ramp iterations .
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Old 07-27-09, 04:25 PM   #4
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Hey Meech,
Have you ever considered a career Frame Building for a company like Specialized? We're looking for a Framebuilder!
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Old 07-28-09, 12:04 AM   #5
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Hey Meech,
Have you ever considered a career Frame Building for a company like Specialized? We're looking for a Framebuilder!
that's interesting, what kind of frames are you going to have this framebuilder make?
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Old 07-29-09, 03:07 PM   #6
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Thats interesting. I actually just got started with my own business, MEECH Custom Bikes, and am trying to make it building my own frames, with that said I am curious to hear what the details are? You are welcome to contact me via email at meech151@hotmail.com

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Old 07-30-09, 12:29 AM   #7
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if you go look on the Specialized site, they have a video about the position.
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Old 07-30-09, 06:54 AM   #8
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Yeah, I saw it and it might be good for some but I don't think its for me. I'm just gonna stick with my own brand and continue to suffer and if I have to I'll make my world famous cheesecakes and baklava on the side for some extra cash.
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Old 07-30-09, 09:40 AM   #9
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If they were closer to anyone in my family, I'd think about it. Of course, the engineering shop boss might not want to have a Ph.D. Mechanical Engineer working for him
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