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Old 09-12-11, 06:33 PM   #151
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This is my new touring bike currently set up as a 1x9 commuter.

Uhhh..... What the funk? Whoa. Now *that's* unique. Raison d'etre?
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Old 09-12-11, 06:51 PM   #152
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I used the jig ideas from Talbot's book. Worked out pretty well. The downside of a first frame is that it took about 5 months of on-and-off work...lots of thinking and measuring. I think a second frame would go much faster.
I also used Richard Talbot's book (way back when, that's all there was, pretty much) to build my first two frames. The first one took about 100 hours of labor. The second one, built maybe six months later, took about 75 hours. Hey, at least I was improving!
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Old 09-12-11, 08:03 PM   #153
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Here's the second one:

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Old 09-22-11, 05:30 PM   #154
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Something a little different...my homebuilt FWD tadpole recumbent trike. On this prototype the front and rear frame sections made out of 4130 cromoly and the center part is aluminum. I did all the fabricating and machining including the internal differential.





Two powdercoats colors and some chrome as well. The next "production" trike will be all aluminum with selected areas for chroming and more!

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I think I'm in love with that bike.... that's amazing!
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Old 10-16-11, 09:53 AM   #155
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OK, just picked up frame number 3. It's a 650b sport tourer/commuter for my wife, just back from paint by Bryan Myers at Fresh Frame. He asked me if he could use my frame as a booth bike for the Philly handbuilt show at the end of the month, which is a huge honor that I don't feel worthy of. Frame was built from PegoRichie and whatever Llewelyn is calling his "Slant 6" lugs nowadays (slightly modified). I wish the Pacenti twin plate crown had been available when I built it, but it was OOS.


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Old 10-16-11, 11:27 AM   #156
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Pete, that looks great. Did he paint the logos?
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Old 10-16-11, 12:31 PM   #157
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This is actually one of the first Santana Tandems that I brazed soon after I started working there in 1987. I was lucky enough to find it on eBay, and I wasn't sure that I had done the brazing until I recieved it, but the profile of the fillets and the finish work confirmed that it was one of mine. I plan to leave it to my nephew when I ride that last mile... Awesome company and an awesome experience being able to work there for eight plus years...... Currently under reconstrucion and upgrade to Shimano 105 components.










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Pete, that looks great. Did he paint the logos?
Logos are stenciled and painted. Thanks. I'm worried now that I designed it a bit too small, but we'll see once it's all together.
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Old 10-26-11, 02:40 PM   #159
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Logos are stenciled and painted. Thanks. I'm worried now that I designed it a bit too small, but we'll see once it's all together.
That color is quite elegant - nice choice!
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Not a fresh build but a fair bit of custom work I did this summer... friend had a very nicely made Nishiki International and he wanted a 3 speed winter townie so fired up the torch. Added eyelets on the fork and frame, replaced the brake bosses up front, and built a custom rear rack before we powder coated it a nice shade of red.

It is a great riding bicycle and he loves it... he already owns 3 custom Arvons, one of which is the mother of all separable tandems which converts to a single longtail, has a child sized rear section and we are working on a triplet.

Think it turned out very nicely and is many times better than the similar offerings coming out of Taiwan and China and cost less to do this than to buy new even when you consider the hand built wheels..



Integrated rack is pretty simple and utilitarian...

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Beautiful work... we are big fans of Santana up here and know a few folks that may be riding around on your work.
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Old 10-30-11, 05:37 PM   #162
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OK, just picked up frame number 3. It's a 650b sport tourer/commuter for my wife, just back from paint by Bryan Myers at Fresh Frame.
Gorgeous.
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I saw a santana MTB tandem in Downtown Denver yesterday. Nice frame! It had a really huge suspension fork.

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A rare neat moment

This old thing came together from some used and new parts too hastily. At first my story was going to be deprivation and a move to have something to ride, but I think rather I didn't want to cold set anything to 130mm which was new at the time. (Another builder acquainted liked to say nothing is new; he used a Bridgeport instead of Dremel\4-in grinder.) This coincidentally came out light, hence the store-bought 753 fork. The internal tange matching one is the only road fork I've built; it's silver, except the ends. I used to get tubes and parts from Cycle Imports in Maine, which had clb brakes. I just got a Basso built Multi Shape frame, but not in my size. I spent days with frisket paper painting Atala on the downtube of a repair for my girl which preserved the chrome rear triangle, which I insisted she first ride Mt Washington. Before dumping me she sandblasted the logo off and powdercoated it; it was the only properly finished bike I ever built.
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Nessism, those are beautiful frames. I've been looking for a good example of a carbon fork on a lugged frame - you executed it perfectly. What size / manuf. of tubing did you use? I'm planning my next frame right now - definitely going w/ carbon fork. What type of fork is yours btw?
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Uhhh..... What the funk? Whoa. Now *that's* unique. Raison d'etre?
Maybe one could do some lamp lighting on the trip... very cool build and I bet there is a great view.
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A 700c "Cyclosportif". Standard diameter 9/6/9, traditional French geometry, fork blade raking tool still making "kinks" rather than smooth bends.
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I haven't posted an update of Fugsley in a long time.
Dahon folding bike with Harley Davidson tires and OCC STingray frame parts and a water ski rack thrown in.

You can see the entire build diary on Rat Rod Bikes here
http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/vie...p?f=21&t=44315

Here is the frame with no tires.


And with tires


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Fillet brazed 8 spd polo bike.
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A 700c "Cyclosportif". Standard diameter 9/6/9, traditional French geometry, fork blade raking tool still making "kinks" rather than smooth bends.
That looks awesome. Got any detail shots / close-ups that we could see? Can you give us more geometry details?

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Here is a video of me riding Fugsley (my monster folding beach bike).
http://youtu.be/XTVrW-D-Vak
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That looks awesome. Got any detail shots / close-ups that we could see? Can you give us more geometry details?
Thanks. The angles are 73 parallel, with 60mm of rake. Could handle a front bag if I wanted, and is fine without. Chainstays are 43 cm., just to kind of balance the appearance of the long front end.

I'll take some more snaps when I have the chance, but there's nothing really fancy; just Henry James lugs with a few minutes of finish filing each, and then hidden under powder coat. I guess the only mildly notable bits are the Sachs fork crown and the handmade fender mounting tabs on the fork blades.
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Thanks. The angles are 73 parallel, with 60mm of rake. Could handle a front bag if I wanted, and is fine without. Chainstays are 43 cm., just to kind of balance the appearance of the long front end.

I'll take some more snaps when I have the chance, but there's nothing really fancy; just Henry James lugs with a few minutes of finish filing each, and then hidden under powder coat. I guess the only mildly notable bits are the Sachs fork crown and the handmade fender mounting tabs on the fork blades.
Very cool. I asked because I recently had a similar lugged Sportif frameset built, but I don't have it assembled yet. 73 HTA, 72.5 STA, 50 mm of rake, 43 cm. chainstays, 80 mm of BB drop. What's your BB drop? Do you run long cranks, or 170s?
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Sounds good. I had to go look at the drawing to confirm the BB drop (75 mm) and saw that the rake is actually 50 mm, not 60. So apparently me and your builder are cribbing from the same Singer :-)
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