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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: 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
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show us your builds

    Started by Allen, 10-24-09 03:51 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 319
    • Views: 127,962
    03-24-15, 10:58 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Building a Mixte

    Started by Cassave, 03-22-10 10:03 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
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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
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 20,156
    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
    • Views: 10,992
    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
    • Replies: 0
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  1. 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
  2. Bamboo bike - finally doing it

    Started by JonnyHK, 05-29-14 05:27 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
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    11-07-14, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  3. frame brazing start up costs... ugh

    Started by mrv, 09-17-14 07:42 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    10-25-14, 09:06 AM Go to last post
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    • Views: 4,076
    06-23-14, 10:24 AM Go to last post
  4. MIG Welding A Frame

    Started by PistaRider311, 03-24-10 06:58 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 3,394
    01-31-15, 11:13 AM Go to last post
  5. How to grind tube miter joints?

    Started by jawnn, 11-27-13 01:52 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,798
    12-18-14, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  6. How to quantify the effect of chain-stay length on handling

    Started by electrik, 02-23-10 11:15 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    02-03-15, 07:46 AM Go to last post
  7. Homemade Trials Frame (pics)

    Started by PistaRider311, 03-24-11 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,734
    08-07-14, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  8. Mass Manufacturing

    Started by Wilfred Laurier, 11-22-14 09:23 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
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    04-13-15, 04:56 AM Go to last post
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Making wooden fenders

    Started by tuz, 03-26-14 08:22 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
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    tuz
    06-02-14, 07:51 AM Go to last post
  12. Frame Weight Question

    Started by DaveLeeNC, 05-16-14 04:00 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 30
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    05-24-14, 06:01 PM Go to last post
  13. Show us your frame jigs and fixtures

    Started by calstar, 12-07-12 07:34 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,006
    10-31-14, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Brake mounting jig?

    Started by jawnn, 04-30-14 01:27 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    05-07-14, 11:16 AM Go to last post
  15. Moving Once Again

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 10-19-14 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,937
    03-05-15, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. Fillet brazed head tube

    Started by waterlaz, 04-19-14 04:44 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,885
    06-21-14, 01:26 PM Go to last post
  18. I've been building this

    Started by sjofels, 04-10-14 03:28 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,857
    tuz
    07-02-14, 01:46 PM Go to last post
  19. Building My First Frame

    Started by PithyBikes, 01-01-15 09:17 PM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,843
    02-05-15, 10:26 PM Go to last post
  20. opinions on frame geometry

    Started by holmund, 06-07-14 09:19 AM
    2 Pages
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    08-23-14, 10:38 PM Go to last post
  21. Painting/Masking Lugs

    Started by ianpaschal, 04-27-14 07:01 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,745
    05-01-14, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  22. Sourcing a Lightweight Steel Frame

    Started by Duane Behrens, 11-02-14 10:16 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 1,697
    12-02-14, 11:55 PM Go to last post
  23. Understanding trail

    Started by FarHorizon, 12-09-14 11:57 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,697
    12-17-14, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  24. Geometry calculator online

    Started by Steeljunky, 11-16-14 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,688
    12-06-14, 03:50 AM Go to last post
  25. Help building my first steel frame bike

    Started by UMDJesse, 06-24-14 10:34 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    11-28-14, 02:29 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. Bay area beginner, just trying to see what the story is out here.

    Started by James391, 03-06-15 12:34 AM
    2 Pages
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    03-18-15, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  28. Does anyone here have a newer steel road bike?

    Started by bruce19, 03-22-14 05:54 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-20-14, 12:07 AM Go to last post
  29. Integrated Racks

    Started by Brennan, 07-10-14 08:59 AM
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    07-16-14, 01:29 PM Go to last post
  30. Cold setting necessary with a jig?

    Started by NICBIKE, 03-19-14 12:49 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-08-14, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  31. braze-ons for caliper and disc brakes?

    Started by yugyug, 05-17-14 12:26 AM
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    07-06-14, 08:31 AM Go to last post
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    08-27-14, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  32. Front-loads and low-trail vs. wheel flop.

    Started by SkylarG, 08-06-14 07:35 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    08-16-14, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  33. Does mixing frame materials mean poor handling?

    Started by hammerinbb, 08-17-14 07:44 AM
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    05-11-14, 01:02 AM Go to last post
  34. which is better Ti?

    Started by ruirui, 09-24-14 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    11-03-14, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  35. Peugeot Perthus 753 - cold sprung?

    Started by slimbo77, 09-03-14 04:24 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    10-19-14, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  36. Drafting, CADing, building

    Started by PiLigand, 02-08-15 03:39 AM
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    10-23-14, 04:41 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,251
    09-14-14, 06:58 PM Go to last post
  37. RIP Tom Teesdale

    Started by rcschafer, 07-22-14 01:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-29-14, 11:58 AM Go to last post
  38. Fiberfix tape for broken carbon??

    Started by bleedingapple, 04-21-14 10:30 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    04-26-14, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  39. Custom Builder Recommendation

    Started by Tbobx, 09-26-14 04:25 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    11-12-14, 04:27 PM Go to last post
  40. Making Lugs/Cutting

    Started by Ultraorange, 08-27-14 02:33 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    09-12-14, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  41. Tubing bender recommendation

    Started by Don Marco, 10-06-14 01:19 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    11-01-14, 11:44 PM Go to last post
  42. Old 531 frame - Paint scratch? Crack?

    Started by pgoat, 05-12-14 07:23 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    05-13-14, 09:40 AM Go to last post
  43. 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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    • Views: 1,210
    03-23-15, 07:51 PM Go to last post

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