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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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    05-06-16, 07:02 AM Go to last post
  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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    04-07-16, 09:55 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Framebuilding Suppliers

    Started by mudboy, 10-15-11 08:12 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-28-16, 08:20 AM Go to last post
  1. The Physics of Chainstay Length?

    Started by justinzane, 08-24-15 02:30 PM
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    • Replies: 48
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    09-10-15, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  2. Fork fail caught (just) in time - but how to repair?

    Started by agentmulder, 05-23-15 04:33 AM
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    • Replies: 42
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    08-06-15, 09:47 PM Go to last post
  3. 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, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  4. Bamboo Mk4

    Started by JonnyHK, 02-22-16 01:21 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 40
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    03-11-16, 10:04 PM Go to last post
  5. 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
  6. Framebuilder's Market Place

    Started by Allen, 03-30-10 07:43 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 36
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    09-28-15, 01:32 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 35
    • Views: 924
    05-25-16, 11:26 AM Go to last post
  7. Curvy geometry vs. straight geometry

    Started by maltess2, 06-17-15 01:08 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,776
    06-25-15, 11:33 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
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    • Replies: 34
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    07-07-15, 08:52 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 1,543
    12-26-15, 01:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Source for "Overdrive" bottom bracket shells?

    Started by JimboMartin, 08-08-15 01:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 32
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    08-14-15, 12:53 AM Go to last post
  10. Calfee DIY bamboo

    Started by Darth Lefty, 02-29-16 07:20 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    03-30-16, 01:40 PM Go to last post
  11. Two Touring Frames

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 10-16-15 09:11 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
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    02-20-16, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  12. Preventing rust on custom steel?

    Started by kreative, 04-08-12 10:55 AM
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    • Replies: 30
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    10-05-15, 06:47 PM Go to last post
  13. Apartment Dweller Propane torch set up help.

    Started by Rustynail, 04-12-16 04:25 PM
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  14. Integrated Racks

    Started by Brennan, 07-10-14 08:59 AM
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  15. 27.0, 27.2, Reynolds or Columbus in the 70's

    Started by merziac, 03-05-16 09:28 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    03-19-16, 02:18 AM Go to last post
  16. I bought serotta... Sorta

    Started by Darcstar82, 03-25-15 01:30 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    06-25-15, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  17. Using mild steel, will the frame collapse and kill me?

    Started by Noice, 06-15-15 05:02 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    06-16-15, 08:51 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. Bottom HT lug

    Started by synchropower, 05-20-15 04:27 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
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    06-08-15, 10:25 AM Go to last post
  20. True Temper S3 vs Columbus (SL?)

    Started by BNB, 03-29-16 08:31 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    04-28-16, 05:59 AM Go to last post
  21. Is all double-butted 4130 created equally?

    Started by aquateen, 06-30-15 02:34 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    07-05-15, 07:34 AM Go to last post
  22. Repair of steel touring forks

    Started by andy_p, 03-23-16 09:48 AM
    • Replies: 24
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    04-13-16, 11:52 AM Go to last post
  23. S and S coupled Pinion drive frame

    Started by ShortLegCyclist, 06-07-15 07:53 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    • Views: 3,029
    11-11-15, 11:37 AM Go to last post
  24. Aesthetic Fillet Brazing with MAPP

    Started by QuangVuong, 01-28-16 06:49 AM
    • Replies: 21
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    02-13-16, 11:19 PM Go to last post
  25. 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
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    11-23-15, 01:14 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,090
    02-22-16, 11:02 AM Go to last post
  26. Elaborate lug cutting tutorials?

    Started by FatBaldMen, 02-06-16 02:51 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    03-30-16, 08:46 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 556
    05-17-16, 04:52 AM Go to last post
  27. Aluminum CNC milled rear dropouts advice?

    Started by mcooley, 11-22-15 09:34 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    06-06-15, 04:55 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,074
    06-22-15, 02:56 PM Go to last post
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    03-20-16, 08:05 PM Go to last post
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    03-30-16, 04:02 PM Go to last post
  28. Prepping for paint-Sandblasting

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

    Started by bill meyer, 09-25-15 08:43 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    10-06-15, 10:47 AM Go to last post
  30. Designing a Frame Jig - Feedback Requested

    Started by WheelNut2, 10-31-15 04:20 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    11-23-15, 12:59 AM Go to last post
  31. mounting a disc brake on a BMX fork??

    Started by jawnn, 10-28-15 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    11-09-15, 03:32 PM Go to last post
  32. going it alone..rear drop-out repair

    Started by xiaoman1, 09-21-15 09:46 PM
    • Replies: 16
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    01-16-16, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  33. Distorted Seat Lug Help

    Started by jvobike, 01-12-16 02:47 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-26-15, 04:47 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,666
    08-31-15, 08:53 AM Go to last post
  34. 4130 tubing

    Started by Squeezebox, 01-20-16 01:46 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    08-10-15, 09:09 PM Go to last post
  35. Dealing with rust holes

    Started by swin1, 09-29-15 12:00 AM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,474
    12-05-15, 10:28 AM Go to last post

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