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Forum: Framebuilders

Thinking about a custom frame? Lugged vs Fillet Brazed. Different Frame materials? Newvex or Pacenti Lugs? why get a custom Road, Mountain, or Track Frame? Got a question about framebuilding? Lets discuss framebuilding at it's finest.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show us your builds

    Started by Allen, 10-24-09 04:51 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to build a lugged steel frame, with pics

    Started by Cassave, 03-20-08 01:18 PM
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    • Replies: 285
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    09-20-15, 04:23 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Framebuilding Suppliers

    Started by mudboy, 10-15-11 09:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-19-15, 10:51 AM Go to last post
  1. The Physics of Chainstay Length?

    Started by justinzane, 08-24-15 03:30 PM
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    • Replies: 48
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    09-10-15, 11:58 PM Go to last post
  2. Mass Manufacturing

    Started by Wilfred Laurier, 11-22-14 10:23 PM
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    • Replies: 46
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    04-13-15, 05:56 AM Go to last post
  3. Fork fail caught (just) in time - but how to repair?

    Started by agentmulder, 05-23-15 05:33 AM
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    • Replies: 42
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    • Views: 5,041
    05-29-15, 05:36 PM Go to last post
  4. Sourcing a Lightweight Steel Frame

    Started by Duane Behrens, 11-02-14 11:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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    07-21-15, 04:18 PM Go to last post
  5. carbon frame life cycle and longevity

    Started by spectastic, 05-31-15 11:30 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 1,855
    06-15-15, 01:45 AM Go to last post
  6. Framebuilder's Market Place

    Started by Allen, 03-30-10 08:43 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 24,360
    09-28-15, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  7. Curvy geometry vs. straight geometry

    Started by maltess2, 06-17-15 02:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,635
    06-26-15, 12:33 AM Go to last post
  8. somebody build a frame, willya? This place is getting silly

    Started by unterhausen, 05-08-15 02:20 PM
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    07-07-15, 09:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,230
    12-26-15, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Source for "Overdrive" bottom bracket shells?

    Started by JimboMartin, 08-08-15 02:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    08-14-15, 01:53 AM Go to last post
  10. Bay area beginner, just trying to see what the story is out here.

    Started by James391, 03-06-15 01:34 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    03-18-15, 09:07 AM Go to last post
  11. Preventing rust on custom steel?

    Started by kreative, 04-08-12 11:55 AM
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    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 3,484
    10-05-15, 07:47 PM Go to last post
  12. Two Touring Frames

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 10-16-15 10:11 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 27
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    01-31-16, 11:08 PM Go to last post
  13. Integrated Racks

    Started by Brennan, 07-10-14 09:59 AM
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    • Replies: 27
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    02-10-16, 03:17 AM Go to last post
  14. Can someone school me on steel as a material for making frames?

    Started by carleton, 04-14-15 12:23 AM
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    • Replies: 27
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    04-18-15, 09:19 AM Go to last post
  15. I bought serotta... Sorta

    Started by Darcstar82, 03-25-15 02:30 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    06-25-15, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  16. Using mild steel, will the frame collapse and kill me?

    Started by Noice, 06-15-15 06:02 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    06-16-15, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  17. Tig welded frame: Seat tube to bottom bracket

    Started by PithyBikes, 11-26-14 01:06 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    01-15-16, 12:17 AM Go to last post
  18. Bottom HT lug

    Started by synchropower, 05-20-15 05:27 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    06-08-15, 11:25 AM Go to last post
  19. Is all double-butted 4130 created equally?

    Started by aquateen, 06-30-15 03:34 PM
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    • Replies: 25
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    07-05-15, 08:34 AM Go to last post
  20. Moving Once Again

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 10-19-14 11:33 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    03-05-15, 01:52 PM Go to last post
  21. Is this aluminum frame normal?

    Started by rtr1513, 02-16-15 10:23 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    04-08-15, 08:12 PM Go to last post
  22. S and S coupled Pinion drive frame

    Started by ShortLegCyclist, 06-07-15 08:53 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    06-13-15, 01:55 PM Go to last post
  23. Dropout repair (rear) opinions

    Started by Blue Belly, 03-20-15 01:10 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    03-30-15, 10:25 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 2,700
    11-11-15, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  24. Frame building books

    Started by brewguy20, 11-30-15 08:39 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    12-07-15, 04:11 PM Go to last post
  25. Aesthetic Fillet Brazing with MAPP

    Started by QuangVuong, 01-28-16 06:49 AM
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,494
    11-23-15, 01:14 AM Go to last post
  26. Aluminum CNC milled rear dropouts advice?

    Started by mcooley, 11-22-15 09:34 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    12-15-15, 02:10 AM Go to last post
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    06-06-15, 05:55 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 984
    06-22-15, 03:56 PM Go to last post
  27. Elaborate lug cutting tutorials?

    Started by FatBaldMen, 02-06-16 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    02-10-16, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  28. Prepping for paint-Sandblasting

    Started by Tandem Tom, 07-05-15 06:57 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    mrv
    09-29-15, 08:23 AM Go to last post
  29. Dropout styles, vertical better?

    Started by bill meyer, 09-25-15 09:43 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    10-06-15, 11:47 AM Go to last post
  30. Designing a Frame Jig - Feedback Requested

    Started by WheelNut2, 10-31-15 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    11-23-15, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  31. Chromoly 4130 Tube Sizes???? Bending????

    Started by CliffordK, 03-04-15 04:53 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-05-15, 06:41 PM Go to last post
  32. mounting a disc brake on a BMX fork??

    Started by jawnn, 10-28-15 03:47 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    • Views: 668
    02-10-16, 08:36 PM Go to last post
  33. JIGLESS kit and method

    Started by TagMeNot, 03-04-15 01:07 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    • Views: 927
    01-16-16, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  34. Distorted Seat Lug Help

    Started by jvobike, 01-12-16 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-26-15, 05:47 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,426
    08-31-15, 09:53 AM Go to last post
  35. Jig Use

    Started by BotSpanx, 03-12-15 03:09 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    04-05-15, 02:38 AM Go to last post
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    08-10-15, 10:09 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 14
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    03-19-15, 03:39 PM Go to last post
  36. Fork Blades for Small Wheels?

    Started by Omiak, 02-10-15 12:19 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    02-16-15, 01:45 PM Go to last post
  37. Building frames as an occupation

    Started by Dead Roman, 07-09-15 11:53 AM
    • Replies: 14
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    07-31-15, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  38. Dealing with rust holes

    Started by swin1, 09-29-15 01:00 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,323
    12-05-15, 10:28 AM Go to last post

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