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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 03:51 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to build a lugged steel frame, with pics

    Started by Cassave, 03-20-08 12:18 PM
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    • Replies: 283
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    04-01-15, 04:31 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Building a Mixte

    Started by Cassave, 03-22-10 10:03 AM
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    03-30-14, 07:10 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Framebuilder's Market Place

    Started by Allen, 03-30-10 07:43 PM
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    • Replies: 34
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    12-20-14, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Framebuilding Suppliers

    Started by mudboy, 10-15-11 08:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    03-19-15, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Former Framebuilding Sticky threads

    Started by Allen, 03-30-10 07:49 PM
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  1. frame brazing start up costs... ugh

    Started by mrv, 09-17-14 07:42 PM
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    • Replies: 64
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    10-25-14, 09:06 AM Go to last post
  2. Bamboo bike - finally doing it

    Started by JonnyHK, 05-29-14 05:27 AM
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    • Replies: 55
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    11-07-14, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  3. Mass Manufacturing

    Started by Wilfred Laurier, 11-22-14 09:23 PM
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    05-29-15, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  4. carbon frame life cycle and longevity

    Started by spectastic, 05-31-15 10:30 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 39
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    06-15-15, 12:45 AM Go to last post
  5. Fork fail caught (just) in time - but how to repair?

    Started by agentmulder, 05-23-15 04:33 AM
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    • Replies: 39
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    06-25-15, 10:45 AM Go to last post
  6. Curvy geometry vs. straight geometry

    Started by maltess2, 06-17-15 01:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
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    06-25-15, 11:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Wooden Bicycle - Need Help Picking Components

    Started by minorhero, 02-08-14 07:22 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 33
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    09-13-14, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  8. somebody build a frame, willya? This place is getting silly

    Started by unterhausen, 05-08-15 01:20 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    07-04-15, 06:02 AM Go to last post
  9. Understanding trail

    Started by FarHorizon, 12-09-14 11:57 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    12-17-14, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  10. Bay area beginner, just trying to see what the story is out here.

    Started by James391, 03-06-15 12:34 AM
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    03-18-15, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  11. opinions on frame geometry

    Started by holmund, 06-07-14 09:19 AM
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    • Replies: 28
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    08-23-14, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  12. How to grind tube miter joints?

    Started by jawnn, 11-27-13 01:52 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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  13. Can someone school me on steel as a material for making frames?

    Started by carleton, 04-13-15 11:23 PM
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    • Replies: 27
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    04-18-15, 08:19 AM Go to last post
  14. I bought serotta... Sorta

    Started by Darcstar82, 03-25-15 01:30 PM
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    • Replies: 26
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    06-25-15, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Does mixing frame materials mean poor handling?

    Started by hammerinbb, 08-17-14 07:44 AM
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    08-22-14, 02:19 AM Go to last post
  16. Using mild steel, will the frame collapse and kill me?

    Started by Noice, 06-15-15 05:02 AM
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    06-16-15, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  17. Integrated Racks

    Started by Brennan, 07-10-14 08:59 AM
    2 Pages
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    07-16-14, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  18. Bottom HT lug

    Started by synchropower, 05-20-15 04:27 AM
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    06-08-15, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  19. How to quantify the effect of chain-stay length on handling

    Started by electrik, 02-23-10 11:15 PM
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    • Replies: 25
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    02-03-15, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  20. First Time Lugged Frame Build Problems

    Started by jaredanderson, 02-02-15 10:26 PM
    • Replies: 24
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    02-04-15, 02:58 PM Go to last post
  21. Sourcing a Lightweight Steel Frame

    Started by Duane Behrens, 11-02-14 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 24
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    12-02-14, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  22. Garage build pics, per request. (Long, pics.)

    Started by Six jours, 10-09-07 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 24
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    10-02-14, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  23. Getting fit for a custom built frame

    Started by zeego, 10-27-14 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 23
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    10-30-14, 10:28 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 1,147
    01-23-15, 12:27 PM Go to last post
  24. My Custom Titanium Bike

    Started by george..k, 09-15-14 01:20 AM
    • Replies: 22
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    12-04-14, 12:07 AM Go to last post
  25. Moving Once Again

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 10-19-14 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    03-05-15, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  26. Is this aluminum frame normal?

    Started by rtr1513, 02-16-15 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    04-08-15, 07:12 PM Go to last post
  27. S and S coupled Pinion drive frame

    Started by ShortLegCyclist, 06-07-15 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    06-13-15, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  28. Dropout repair (rear) opinions

    Started by Blue Belly, 03-20-15 12:10 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    03-30-15, 09:25 AM Go to last post
  29. Homemade Trials Frame (pics)

    Started by PistaRider311, 03-24-11 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    08-07-14, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  30. Reynolds 631 vs. Tange prestige

    Started by mx_599, 06-12-06 09:22 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    12-25-14, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  31. Building My First Frame

    Started by PithyBikes, 01-01-15 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 20
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    02-05-15, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  32. Is all double-butted 4130 created equally?

    Started by aquateen, 06-30-15 02:34 PM
    • Replies: 20
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    07-03-15, 08:01 AM Go to last post
  33. braze-ons for caliper and disc brakes?

    Started by yugyug, 05-17-14 12:26 AM
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    12-04-14, 09:22 AM Go to last post
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    06-22-15, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  34. Show us your frame jigs and fixtures

    Started by calstar, 12-07-12 07:34 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,146
    10-31-14, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  35. Chromoly 4130 Tube Sizes???? Bending????

    Started by CliffordK, 03-04-15 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    05-05-15, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  36. 3D printing - future game changer?

    Started by bikefoo, 09-27-14 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    10-12-14, 08:30 AM Go to last post
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    09-14-14, 04:02 AM Go to last post
  37. JIGLESS kit and method

    Started by TagMeNot, 03-04-15 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,468
    03-31-15, 07:20 PM Go to last post
  38. Best Steel Tubing for Brazing ?

    Started by Homebrew01, 01-25-15 12:54 PM
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    12-19-14, 05:18 PM Go to last post
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    10-23-14, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  39. MIG Welding A Frame

    Started by PistaRider311, 03-24-10 06:58 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-08-14, 11:31 PM Go to last post
  40. Geometry calculator online

    Started by Steeljunky, 11-16-14 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    12-06-14, 03:50 AM Go to last post
  41. Trek carbon fix help

    Started by long john, 11-03-14 10:02 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,056
    11-29-14, 07:26 AM Go to last post

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