April 2014

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Bike Fitting and BikeCad at The Bicycle Academy

In March 2014 I attended a one day course on bike fitting and the use of the computer aided bicycle design software BikeCad which appears …

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Bespoke Bicycle Show 2014

A bigger show again this year at the London Olympic Velodrome. This year there were several toolmakers present, in particular three frame building jigs on …

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Home Made Fork Jig

I have managed to make a jig for building forks. I have found it very effective and it was not too difficult to make. I …

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Basic Hand Tools

This of course does not include all the tools you need to build a frame up into a bike! 1. A Vice 2. Soft vice …

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Welding and Brazing Equipment Suppliers

I have at sometime used the services of most of the suppliers listed below: Gas UK, Contract free gases and a range of welding supplies. …

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Welding Safety Links

HSE documents: Gas welding safety http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg297.pdf Pneumonia vaccination in welders http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/eis44.htm Take care with acetylene http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg327.pdf Safe use of compressed gases in welding and allied …

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Framebuilding related Suppliers

St John St Cycles, 91-93 St John Street, Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 5HX Custom framebuilding seems to lead to the need to purchase difficult to obtain …

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Framebuilding related Resources

Matt Wilkinson’s grant sponsored report on frame building in the USA 2011. http://www.wcmt.org.uk/reports/891_1.pdf The Custom Bicycle. pdf download of 1979 book with chapters on framebuilders …

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Framebuilding Supplies

CEEWAY: 80/82 West Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1AQ, UK Telephone: 01322 442 990 Website: http://www.framebuilding.com  http://www.ceeway.com One stop supplier for all framebuilding requisites. THE BICYCLE ACADEMY: …

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Framebuilding Courses

THE BICYCLE ACADEMY: Welsh Mill, Park Hill Drive, Frome, Somerset BA11 2LE Telephone 01373 473767 Website: http://www.thebicycleacademy.org The Bicycle Academy also offers hire of full …

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Bespoke Saddle Coverings

I have previously mentioned GRAFTON SADDLER in a review of a former Bespoke Bristol, in …

Handlebars

I copied this handlebar from Jon Thompson, who made some in this fashion for fixies …

Oxy-Propane Brazing Update 3

I use oxygen and propane for my brazing. I did not want the expense and …

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