January 2015


Columbus XCR Audax Frame

This is to be my first use of the BikeCad program and also to incorporate a bike fit into the design, making it my first …

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Make Your Own Framebuilding Jig

By Jonathan Thompson My first experiences of frame building involved some sort of jig. This was some angle iron bolted to a sheet of MDF …

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Framebuilder Tooling – Using a Lathe

By Jonathan Thompson I have to confess to being a tool buyer. I’ve generally found the sooner you buy tooling the sooner it pays for …

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Internal Top Tube Cable Routing

I have done this procedure several times on completed frames, but it is sensible to do it before the tube is brazed. Partly because it …

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Bespoke Saddle Coverings

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


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 …