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Old 02-18-14, 12:05 AM
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Location: Portland, Oregon
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Bikes: Salsa Vaya, Cannondale CAAD9, Tom's Cargo Bike

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Thanks for all the great replies.

I'm definitely not doing this b/c I think it'll get me a cheap frame. I'm doing it for the experience, the satisfaction (and the frustration), and to better understand what I'm riding every day.

I'm aware of many of the resources and classes here in Portland. The UBI classes are 2 full weeks, which I can't swing right now. I've considered taking a one-off welding/brazing class at a place like
I may try to dig up a builder or two and see if I can pick their brains a little.

I've taught myself a lot of things, so I'm sure I'll get it in time. My main concern here is safety, especially since I'd be doing it in my basement. That's one thing I don't want to 'learn on my own', so I'll have to get that knowledge and be confident in it before I go much further.

Thanks again.
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