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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 01:18 PM
    12 Pages
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    11-07-14, 02:51 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Show us your builds

    Started by Allen, 10-24-09 04:51 PM
    13 Pages
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    • Replies: 309
    • Views: 113,193
    11-19-14, 12:10 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Building a Mixte

    Started by Cassave, 03-22-10 11:03 AM
    5 Pages
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    • Replies: 105
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    03-30-14, 08:10 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Framebuilder's Market Place

    Started by Allen, 03-30-10 08:43 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 17,382
    11-11-14, 09:37 PM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Framebuilding Suppliers

    Started by mudboy, 10-15-11 09:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 9,409
    10-29-13, 12:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Former Framebuilding Sticky threads

    Started by Allen, 03-30-10 08:49 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  1. Bamboo bike - finally doing it

    Started by JonnyHK, 05-29-14 06:27 AM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 55
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    11-07-14, 11:07 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 66
    • Views: 3,671
    06-23-14, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  2. frame brazing start up costs... ugh

    Started by mrv, 09-17-14 08:42 PM
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 64
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    10-25-14, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  3. MIG Welding A Frame

    Started by PistaRider311, 03-24-10 07:58 PM
    • Replies: 15
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    08-09-14, 12:31 AM Go to last post
  4. Reynolds 725 Tubing. Quality stuff?

    Started by aprieto28, 02-05-14 10:11 PM
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 2,368
    02-11-14, 02:48 PM Go to last post
  5. Garage build pics, per request. (Long, pics.)

    Started by Six jours, 10-09-07 10:18 PM
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 2,297
    10-02-14, 01:54 PM Go to last post
  6. Wooden Bicycle - Need Help Picking Components

    Started by minorhero, 02-08-14 08:22 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 33
    • Views: 2,114
    09-13-14, 01:39 PM Go to last post
  7. Homemade Trials Frame (pics)

    Started by PistaRider311, 03-24-11 06:20 PM
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 2,042
    08-07-14, 02:23 PM Go to last post
  8. Making wooden fenders

    Started by tuz, 03-26-14 09:22 AM
    2 Pages
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    tuz
    06-02-14, 08:51 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,936
    01-29-14, 12:33 PM Go to last post
  9. Tange Prestige Quality

    Started by Bandera, 03-20-14 08:08 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    03-21-14, 07:14 PM Go to last post
  10. I've been building this

    Started by sjofels, 04-10-14 04:28 PM
    • Replies: 14
    • Views: 1,762
    tuz
    07-02-14, 02:46 PM Go to last post
  11. Frame Weight Question

    Started by DaveLeeNC, 05-16-14 05:00 PM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,654
    02-07-14, 11:02 PM Go to last post
  12. Fillet brazed head tube

    Started by waterlaz, 04-19-14 05:44 AM
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 1,638
    06-21-14, 02:26 PM Go to last post
  13. opinions on frame geometry

    Started by holmund, 06-07-14 10:19 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 28
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    08-23-14, 11:38 PM Go to last post
  14. Brake mounting jig?

    Started by jawnn, 04-30-14 02:27 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    05-07-14, 12:16 PM Go to last post
  15. Teaching myself to build a frame

    Started by theery, 02-15-14 11:42 PM
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,505
    02-27-14, 02:41 PM Go to last post
  16. Show us your frame jigs and fixtures

    Started by calstar, 12-07-12 08:34 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    10-31-14, 07:45 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 21
    • Views: 1,443
    12-10-13, 12:46 AM Go to last post
  17. How to grind tube miter joints?

    Started by jawnn, 11-27-13 02:52 PM
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,361
    12-10-13, 10:24 PM Go to last post
  18. Painting/Masking Lugs

    Started by ianpaschal, 04-27-14 08:01 AM
    • Replies: 8
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    05-01-14, 03:19 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 1,324
    11-19-14, 11:41 AM Go to last post
  19. Source for Boom Tubes???

    Started by ksisler, 01-31-13 07:36 AM
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 25
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    tuz
    01-11-14, 08:35 PM Go to last post
  20. Does anyone here have a newer steel road bike?

    Started by bruce19, 03-22-14 06:54 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-20-14, 01:07 AM Go to last post
  21. Cold setting necessary with a jig?

    Started by NICBIKE, 03-19-14 01:49 PM
    • Replies: 13
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    05-08-14, 09:07 PM Go to last post
  22. cracked downtube on my '88 trek 520

    Started by slyde56, 09-05-13 01:06 PM
    • Replies: 21
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    11-30-13, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  23. Lugged Steel Trailer?

    Started by Donnie Johnson, 04-02-14 02:58 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    04-16-14, 11:14 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,191
    08-27-14, 08:13 PM Go to last post
  24. Fillet brazed 29er.

    Started by Dave Kirk, 02-21-14 08:42 AM
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 1,184
    04-22-14, 03:12 PM Go to last post
  25. braze-ons for caliper and disc brakes?

    Started by yugyug, 05-17-14 01:26 AM
    • Replies: 19
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    07-06-14, 09:31 AM Go to last post
  26. Ugh... Lesson learned

    Started by Fiveflat, 02-27-14 10:13 AM
    • Replies: 11
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    03-11-14, 03:18 PM Go to last post
  27. My Custom Titanium Bike

    Started by george..k, 09-15-14 02:20 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    10-11-14, 02:50 PM Go to last post
  28. Integrated Racks

    Started by Brennan, 07-10-14 09:59 AM
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    07-16-14, 02:29 PM Go to last post
  29. 1st frame - tips for the future?

    Started by lesterparker, 02-01-14 12:55 PM
    2 Pages
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    02-04-14, 06:53 PM Go to last post
  30. Does mixing frame materials mean poor handling?

    Started by hammerinbb, 08-17-14 08:44 AM
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    05-11-14, 02:02 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 24
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    01-09-14, 12:11 AM Go to last post
  31. What is this frame?

    Started by boneshaker78, 04-07-14 11:52 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    04-12-14, 07:03 PM Go to last post
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    03-11-14, 08:40 AM Go to last post
  32. some 6061 projects.

    Started by ftwelder, 10-19-13 06:51 AM
    • Replies: 21
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    12-10-13, 04:38 PM Go to last post
  33. 3D printing - future game changer?

    Started by bikefoo, 09-27-14 10:47 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    10-12-14, 09:30 AM Go to last post
  34. Help building my first steel frame bike

    Started by UMDJesse, 06-24-14 11:34 PM
    • Replies: 11
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    06-26-14, 11:49 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 11
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    01-16-14, 06:11 PM Go to last post
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    • Views: 951
    09-14-14, 07:58 PM Go to last post
  35. Making Lugs/Cutting

    Started by Ultraorange, 08-27-14 03:33 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    09-12-14, 09:13 PM Go to last post
  36. Frame geo/design curiosity ???'s

    Started by thook, 12-10-13 07:28 PM
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    • Replies: 37
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    12-13-13, 02:54 PM Go to last post
  37. HVLP Sprayer

    Started by werwer2012, 12-19-13 06:00 AM
    • Replies: 18
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    03-08-14, 09:00 PM Go to last post
  38. Internal rust! HELP????

    Started by goatfish, 12-13-13 05:29 PM
    • Replies: 18
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    01-19-14, 08:17 PM Go to last post
  39. RIP Tom Teesdale

    Started by rcschafer, 07-22-14 02:29 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 940
    07-29-14, 12:58 PM Go to last post

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