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    Amazing SoulCraft framebuilding video!

    If you haven't seen it, check this out!

    http://vimeo.com/18969652

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    Quote Originally Posted by kieferocks View Post
    If you haven't seen it, check this out!

    http://vimeo.com/18969652
    I liked it too. thread link.

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    great film.
    1886 Surrey machinists Invincible, 1900 Nashua, 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow, 1938 Raleigh Silver Record, 1951 Armstrong tourmalet, 1970 Motobecane Grand Record, 1971 Raleigh Professional, 1971 Gitane TDF, 1972 Legnano Gran Primio, 1973, Peugeot PX-10, 1975 Roberts, 1984 Battaglin Giro, 1985 Grandis Speciale, 2012 FTW

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    That is great, the machinery is to drool over. That rotating spinning frame jig with foot lock, I bet old man Colnago didn't have that in the hay-days.
    Totaly cheap wieght weenie. Totaly cheap bike snob. But I love Italian hand made stuff. 84' Ciocc, 85' Raleigh Super Course, 96' Sakae Litage, 2000 Lemond Maillot Jaune,
    2010 Nashbar SRAM RED, 86', 87', 89' Ironmen, 96' Schwinn Super Sport, 79' Shogun 1500, and ten projects.

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    I have a couple of Marchetti and Longe machines from the 60's. You might be surprised by the level of sophistication of historic shops. I have read that Raleigh had 600 punch press machines running at once and it took 125 operations to make a BB shell. All with a punch press. It would be interesting to see what time it took to build a Raleigh professional compared to a modern Trek top-end road bike.

    I am into the older bikes for riding performance but build TIG welded aluminum frames for a living.. go figure.

    If JohnDThompson or a brazer with short-run experience gets in on this, we would have a pretty good idea. From clean mitred tubes to load and tack about 10 mins (if the tubes were already fitted and the fixture was hard-tooled) . I can fully TIG weld a high-quality aluminum frame main structure in about 25 mins. I stick on all the small parts on and 'send 'em home in about 15 mins. This is not rushing either but it is say, an order of three to five.

    I am not sure we have made huge progress. I am open for debate.
    1886 Surrey machinists Invincible, 1900 Nashua, 1937 Raleigh Golden Arrow, 1938 Raleigh Silver Record, 1951 Armstrong tourmalet, 1970 Motobecane Grand Record, 1971 Raleigh Professional, 1971 Gitane TDF, 1972 Legnano Gran Primio, 1973, Peugeot PX-10, 1975 Roberts, 1984 Battaglin Giro, 1985 Grandis Speciale, 2012 FTW

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    Hey Frank, you might like this video... the gazelle factory in 1925, cranking out 3 speeds by the thousands. I really love the way they braze the frame, they just dunk it in a pool of brass and file away later! What amazes me the most is the way they produced all the bits and pieces (pedals, cranks...) on site, from bar, stock and plate, unthinkable nowadays.

    http://www.geschiedenis24.nl/speler....m.7086772.html

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    Not good with Dutch, which link do you go to?

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    hm my computer plays the movie directly, so I wouldn't know what the problem is with viewing ti.
    Pass the Dutchie on the non-drive side.
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