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Old 08-08-14, 11:14 AM   #301
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Sxty Fiver- Interesting racks on the Santana. I like many of the design points. I'd probably make a couple of detail changes but then I even find fault with a bike i assembled a day before... I've built only a few racks and found that if can get the set up with a production one I'm happy. The front rack taht sits far behind the steering axix is a pause of thought. Andy.
My customers took those racks on a tour down the Oregon coast and just reported back that the trip was fantastic and that the racks performed exceptionally well... they are novice tandem riders but long time tourers and now want the same front racks on their touring bikes.

Compared to the rear rack, it is a pretty simple build with only ten brazed joints.

We have turned out the hubs for the rando bike and now we'll build wheels around those before we build the frame.
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Old 08-21-14, 11:05 AM   #302
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Here is one of my latest builds. This was my first attempt (and might be my last) at adding some stainless bits.
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Old 09-15-14, 01:22 AM   #303
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Custom titanium frame/fork bike:







  • custom titanium frame and fork
  • Shimano Alfine 8-speed rear hub
  • Shimano XT front hub
  • Shimano XT hydraulic disc brakes
  • H Plus Son TB14 rims
  • DT Swiss Spokes
  • Vittoria Zaffiro Pro II tires (700x25c)
  • Soma Sparrow handlebars
  • Brooks Slender Grips red
  • Thompson stem
  • Chris King headset
  • Thompson seatpost collar
  • Thompson Masterpiece setback seatpost
  • Brooks Limited Edition B15 Swallow red
  • Gates Carbon Belt Drive (50T, 24T, 113T)
  • FSA Gimondi crankset
  • Phil Wood bottom bracket
  • All-City Wallner pedals
  • PDW The Bird bottle cage

Simpler coaster brake steel bike:



  • PureFix frame and fork
  • Shimano Alfine crankset
  • FSA Gimondo chain ring
  • Shimano BB30
  • KMC X1 chain
  • Exustar Urban pedals
  • Weinmann DP18 rims
  • Fyxation Session 700x23c tires
  • Brooks B17 saddle, black
  • ProMax seatpost
  • Eleven81 seatpost collar
  • BDW stem
  • Tange Seiki TechnoGlide headset
  • Origin8 Classique Tour handlebar
  • Origin8 leather wrap, oiled
  • Wald #215 rack, modified

Both are fun rides!

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Old 09-15-14, 09:39 PM   #304
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Titanium often strikes me as giving kind of a cold, dead appearance. The one in the photo above shows that that doesn't have to be true. Very nice!

<edit> I have a belt drive project in the works. Can you tell me about your experience with it so far?
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Old 10-03-14, 02:41 PM   #305
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Hello, Allen and All.

My son and I built the bike shown below to try out a new frame concept called Flying Rider. Most of the bike is my old urban commuter, a 1988 Schwinn 10-speed. The top tubes are thin-wall steel, 5/8" diameter. It weighs in at 31 pounds. Before the conversion, it weighed 33 pounds.

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Old 11-04-14, 10:01 AM   #306
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This is quite beautiful
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Old 11-04-14, 10:57 AM   #307
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Hello, Allen and All.

My son and I built the bike shown below to try out a new frame concept called Flying Rider. Most of the bike is my old urban commuter, a 1988 Schwinn 10-speed. The top tubes are thin-wall steel, 5/8" diameter. It weighs in at 31 pounds. Before the conversion, it weighed 33 pounds.

Cheers,

Dave

how does the concept work....always on pedals leaning against the padded bar or wear a harness and is suspended from the top?

do you have pics of anyone riding it? how did it work out?
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Old 11-04-14, 01:12 PM   #308
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Hello, Squirtdad.

The bike pictured and the first carbon fiber version are shown on its website: Flying Rider - the new way to ride
There are videos of it being ridden as well. We're still tweaking the frame design and the harness design. I learned a lot about what needed to be done when i took it to the velodrome in San Jose.

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Old 11-13-14, 05:14 AM   #309
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Good morning, good people from the windy Glens of Antrim....just signed up, looking forward to snuffling around for inspiration! Here's a few pics of my latest build, nicknamed the Blue Meanie....noticing loads of blue bikes on the forum, hope ye don't mind another! Ta,P.
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Old 11-19-14, 12:10 PM   #310
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Hello all,

I ve been building and repairing in carbon and biocomposites, so now I m just looking around, and trying to learn about some more about steel manufacturing.

Kind regards,

Frank
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Old 12-10-14, 11:51 PM   #311
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S3 tri bike with custom bullhorn bars to match. Just finished it yesterday. Paint by Spectrum of course.
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Old 12-14-14, 08:53 PM   #312
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My bamboo fixie build. First taste of kinda-sorta frame building but I'm already hooked!

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Old 12-14-14, 09:54 PM   #313
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This is quite beautiful
Well, thanks. It was one of my first frames and has been through quite a few iterations since the pic was posted. I'm not sure I like any of them as much as this first one...
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Old 12-15-14, 06:23 AM   #314
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I just finished off a tandem recumbent trike:

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Old 01-17-15, 02:41 PM   #315
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Bit on the Damp Side.. There an Umbrella Mount for each seat , planned?
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Old 03-16-15, 10:21 AM   #316
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custom or manufactured?

Guys i have seen this track frame twice in my city. Is it a custom frame build or a a certain manufacturer. Did a rough sketch from memory. The seat stays extend way past the top tube. Any help

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Old 03-24-15, 10:39 PM   #318
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Old 03-24-15, 10:57 PM   #319
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I see no separation between the fork's axle to stem struts and the stem. Am I missing that split/connection? Or is the steerer held by pinch bolts top and bottom? how is the headset able to be adjusted? Andy.
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Answered my own question. I see the lower pinch bolt at the crown. Andy
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Old 06-10-15, 02:53 PM   #321
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Hi Guys,
I'm pretty new here.
Please check out my work.
I'm just getting started and I have a long ways to go.

This is my crit frame with Möbius (staggered hellenic) seat stays.
The drive side is stiffened so less pedaling energy is lost to the frame flexing and it still retains a comfortable ride in the saddle.
Let me know what you think,
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Beautiful frame
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Old 06-19-15, 01:07 PM   #322
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my work in progress.




reamers should be leaving next Monday to get the bearings in place and do my final assembly!

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Old 06-29-15, 04:03 PM   #323
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I've finished my first frame some time ago and now have decided to just go with it unpainted.
If it dies from rust then be it, but the bare metal should be easier to look for cracks and stuff.

Sorry for not very informative photos.






The seatpost is also custom made from stainless steel (who said that stainless and brass do not go together? =).
I haven't made the seat clamp. I had one lying around for 4 years.





The frame rides nicely and dampens the road holes a lot better than my previous 1971 soviet track frame.
I am very pleased.
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Old 06-29-15, 04:42 PM   #324
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that's really nice. I have been thinking about going unpainted for my next frame, maybe with some bluing and some oil. It's a bit of an experiment, if I like it I'll have it painted.
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Here is one of my latest builds. This was my first attempt (and might be my last) at adding some stainless bits.
Beautiful! But why might this be your last?
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