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Old 11-11-18, 04:45 PM
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Why have I never heard of this frame builder?

To me, this is fascinating stuff. A life well spent.
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Old 11-11-18, 05:47 PM
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That was great. Thank you for sharing!
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Old 11-11-18, 06:16 PM
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He's reasonably well known...by some...but apparently not you (OP).
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Old 11-11-18, 06:21 PM
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Thanks for sharing!
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Old 11-11-18, 06:36 PM
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this is an article about Ryffranck from 1997.
There are many fine frame builders that get little publicity. Don't forget to seek them out when considering a custom bike.







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(I keep way too many old articles like this....)
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Old 11-11-18, 06:41 PM
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So awesome, reinforces my desire to go with a local frame builder if I ever get enough $$ for a new bike!

I kept pausing and studying his frame jigs
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Old 11-11-18, 07:55 PM
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Amazing. You get a sense of his dedication as he goes about his work. Beautiful frames. I'd love to spend some time in that workshop!
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Old 11-12-18, 07:05 AM
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Wonderful! Thanks for posting.

I love his shop and the way he pulls his jigs from here and there. I just knew a tidy bench was over rated.

Any idea what he is using to suspend the bike?
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Old 11-12-18, 08:27 AM
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He's surprisingly adamant about the benefits of silver. His frames are beautiful though.

His accent reminded me of the episode of "au service de la France"/"A very secret service" where some people from Montreal want help from France in forming a separatist group. But they leave in a huff when the French guys make fun of their accent.
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Old 11-12-18, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for sharing. A man with strong character.
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Old 11-12-18, 11:12 AM
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Cool post! J-P Ryffranck is a relatively well know frame builder in the bike scene of the province of Quebec, Canada (Along with Guiseppe Marinoni and Guiseppe ''pepe'' Limongi). The fact that he worked mostly locally (Town of Sherbrooke in southern Québec) and that he speak french and only built around 600 custom frames may be why he is less known on your side of the border.

Some of his bikes pop up from time to time in the local ads, I'm still waiting to get a good deal on one of those masterpieces!

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Old 11-12-18, 11:52 AM
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Bravo! Thanks for this share, I have learned about an outstanding craftsman I did not know about! That's always a treat!
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Old 11-12-18, 02:02 PM
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I thought it was really interesting that his fixture didn't accommodate larger riders. He seems to be fairly tall, but it's hard to size a frame from a video
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Old 11-12-18, 04:39 PM
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Originally Posted by eom View Post
Any idea what he is using to suspend the bike?
The Force.
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Old 11-12-18, 04:49 PM
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he has a stand that holds the bike up from the bb, I think

On edit: totally wrong. He has something that replaces the seat post. Looks like it's commercially made, or he had it painted/powder coated. Looks really solid, but I can't take the seatposts out of any of my bikes.
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I have actually seen one, on a Seattle ride about 20 years ago. Knew he had some little bit to do with Marinoni.
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Originally Posted by unterhausen View Post

I can't take the seatposts out of any of my bikes.
Stuck?
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Stuck?
that was the implication I was going for. I hope the seatpost isn't stuck in my current main road bike, that would be unfortunate.
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