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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: 284
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    07-29-15, 11:00 AM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show us your builds

    Started by Allen, 10-24-09 03:51 PM
    14 Pages
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    • Replies: 327
    • Views: 137,086
    07-26-15, 06:42 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Framebuilding Suppliers

    Started by mudboy, 10-15-11 08:12 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 12,285
    03-19-15, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  1. Framebuilder's Market Place

    Started by Allen, 03-30-10 07:43 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 34
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    12-20-14, 01:16 PM Go to last post
  2. Reynolds 631 vs. Tange prestige

    Started by mx_599, 06-12-06 09:22 PM
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 8,754
    12-25-14, 11:40 AM Go to last post
  3. Bamboo bike - finally doing it

    Started by JonnyHK, 05-29-14 05:27 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 4,822
    11-07-14, 10:07 PM Go to last post
  4. 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
  5. 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
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 4,129
    05-29-15, 04:36 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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    12-18-14, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  7. 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
  8. Homemade Trials Frame (pics)

    Started by PistaRider311, 03-24-11 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 3,176
    08-07-14, 01:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Mass Manufacturing

    Started by Wilfred Laurier, 11-22-14 09:23 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 3,170
    04-13-15, 04:56 AM Go to last post
  10. Sourcing a Lightweight Steel Frame

    Started by Duane Behrens, 11-02-14 10:16 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 41
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    07-21-15, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  11. Garage build pics, per request. (Long, pics.)

    Started by Six jours, 10-09-07 09:18 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,647
    10-02-14, 12:54 PM Go to last post
  12. Wooden Bicycle - Need Help Picking Components

    Started by minorhero, 02-08-14 07:22 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,645
    09-13-14, 12:39 PM Go to last post
  13. Geometry calculator online

    Started by Steeljunky, 11-16-14 01:35 PM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 2,227
    12-06-14, 03:50 AM Go to last post
  14. Show us your frame jigs and fixtures

    Started by calstar, 12-07-12 07:34 PM
    • Replies: 18
    • Views: 2,215
    10-31-14, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  15. My Custom Titanium Bike

    Started by george..k, 09-15-14 01:20 AM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,128
    12-04-14, 12:07 AM Go to last post
  16. Moving Once Again

    Started by Andrew R Stewart, 10-19-14 10:33 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,041
    03-05-15, 12:52 PM Go to last post
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Understanding trail

    Started by FarHorizon, 12-09-14 11:57 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,937
    12-17-14, 09:04 PM Go to last post
  20. Help building my first steel frame bike

    Started by UMDJesse, 06-24-14 10:34 PM
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,844
    11-28-14, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  21. I bought serotta... Sorta

    Started by Darcstar82, 03-25-15 01:30 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,802
    06-25-15, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  22. 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: 34
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    07-07-15, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  23. 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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    • Replies: 31
    • Views: 1,784
    03-18-15, 08:07 AM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. Is this aluminum frame normal?

    Started by rtr1513, 02-16-15 09:23 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,745
    04-08-15, 07:12 PM Go to last post
  26. Does mixing frame materials mean poor handling?

    Started by hammerinbb, 08-17-14 07:44 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 1,646
    08-22-14, 02:19 AM Go to last post
  27. Vintage Frame - Conversion to Internal DI2

    Started by mwarddoc, 01-26-15 04:13 AM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,577
    07-05-15, 12:18 AM Go to last post
  28. which is better Ti?

    Started by ruirui, 09-24-14 05:14 PM
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,563
    11-03-14, 05:37 PM Go to last post
  29. JIGLESS kit and method

    Started by TagMeNot, 03-04-15 12:07 AM
    • Replies: 17
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    03-31-15, 07:20 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,534
    08-27-14, 07:13 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
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    • Views: 1,482
    07-15-15, 02:19 PM Go to last post
  31. 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
  32. True Temper OS2 vs OX Platinum

    Started by professorbob, 01-05-15 11:04 AM
    • Replies: 6
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    01-11-15, 01:03 PM Go to last post
  33. 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
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    • Views: 1,454
    09-14-14, 06:58 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 1,452
    10-23-14, 04:41 PM Go to last post
  34. Drafting, CADing, building

    Started by PiLigand, 02-08-15 03:39 AM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-21-15, 01:58 AM Go to last post
  35. bike frame wisdom: what i got vs. the new Rivendell

    Started by mrv, 03-13-15 07:30 PM
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,368
    mrv
    03-15-15, 08:33 PM Go to last post
  36. 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
  37. What makes a frame responsive?

    Started by javna_golina, 08-31-07 06:55 PM
    • Replies: 10
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    03-18-15, 10:23 PM Go to last post
  38. 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
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,352
    12-14-14, 11:15 AM Go to last post
  39. Chromoly 4130 Tube Sizes???? Bending????

    Started by CliffordK, 03-04-15 03:53 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,349
    05-05-15, 05:41 PM Go to last post
  40. 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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    11-02-14, 03:51 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
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    • Views: 1,309
    12-04-14, 09:22 AM Go to last post
  42. 3D printing - future game changer?

    Started by bikefoo, 09-27-14 09:47 PM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,280
    10-12-14, 08:30 AM Go to last post

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