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    sketchy or just the ticket?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/BREW-MTB-Single-...QQcmdZViewItem

    Would be nice to get a few customer feedbacks...

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    I know that they've been around putting out quality frames for decades. Not sure about the class though.
    Carries suspicious allegiance to Brooklyn Machine Works.

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    There's a guy on crutches, this has to be legit.
    I'm not one for fawning over bicycles, but I do believe that our bikes communicate with us, and what this bike is saying is, "You're an idiot." BikeSnobNYC

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    seems sketchy

    first they only mention ****ty fast food joints in the description

    second most of those guys made trials for mtn frames

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    the dude in the middles got a track frame.

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    I'm noticing a distinct lack of lugs.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Last I checked, most college campuses were firmly attached to solid earth, which, in my experience, is typically adequate for riding a bicycle upon.

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    Long sleeve dark cotton shirts? Meh, I weld in a freaking white t shirt! Wusses. Unless it's arc of course.

    Seriously though- If you've never welded before, and you have a decent community college in your area, take a couple hundred dollars and take a semester long metal work class, and take the remaining $1000 and put it towards a hand made bike from someone who knows what they're doing. You will get better skills and a better bike out of the deal, and after the class you'll be in a better position to learn frame building.

    You wouldn't ride a frame made by someone else who had been welding for only 5 days, why would yours be any different?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garagegirl
    take a couple hundred dollars and take a semester long metal work class, and take the remaining $1000 and put it towards a hand made bike from someone who knows what they're doing. You will get better skills and a better bike out of the deal, and after the class you'll be in a better position to learn frame building.

    You wouldn't ride a frame made by someone else who had been welding for only 5 days, why would yours be any different?

    this guys a genius

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    A- I'm not a guy
    and B- why am I such a "genius"?

    and I'm sorry if you weren't being sarcastic. BF makes me neurotic.

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    b. not being sarcastic

    a. should havepaid attention to your username

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    Oooops, sorry. Thanks for the compliment! My beater got stolen today, so I'm a little on edge.

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    PS- My comments aren't about these guys in particular, they could be great. All of these types of workshops are more about the experience than anything. So if you just want to have fun, and you don't expect an awesome frame out of the deal, and you have money to burn, then go for it. But don't expect to come away with any lasting metal work skills, or a lasting frame.

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    If you're going to drop over a grand for framebuilding classes, why not do it right and go with the 'guch?

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    For only 500$ more. If you're gonna do it definetly take that course instead. Plus it's 2 weeks instead of 5 days, but I would still take a college metal working class first. And from what I hear, brazing is easier to learn in a short period of time than welding. Learning to make nice looking structurally sound welds takes a really long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dijos
    I'm noticing a distinct lack of lugs.
    So?

    Lugs= heavier, weaker, and less dynamic than TIG welding.

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    tig= lacking soul.

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    Blue Ridge Electric and Welding (BREW) was started in 1984 by Mike Garn. He's been TIG welding since the late 70's. According to an article by Alan Cote called "Art of Steel" Garn realized TIG welding is superior when he sent off a few frames to Belgium to be raced and they all survived despite other lugged frames breaking over cobbled riding.

    I'd say they're as good as any other frame out there, but the eBay thing seems a bit desperate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowjeep
    tig= lacking soul.
    Oh puleeeze

    You can factory job a lugged frame just the same as welded.

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    i know. it was said in fun

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    From the ad it sounds like the bikes in the class will be gas welded not tig? 5 days is still way too short to learn any kind of welding

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