Stephen Hilton

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Bespoke Saddle Coverings

I have previously mentioned GRAFTON SADDLER in a review of a former Bespoke Bristol, in fact this is where it first came to my attention. …

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Handlebars

I copied this handlebar from Jon Thompson, who made some in this fashion for fixies (http://tomobikes.co.uk). As such he made them quite narrow, ideal for …

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Oxy-Propane Brazing Update 3

I use oxygen and propane for my brazing. I did not want the expense and extra safety concerns of storing and using acetylene, and in …

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Tube Mitering on a Lathe – Update 2

Tube mitering is a fundamental part of custom frame building and I am sure there is always a need to be able to produce good …

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T47 and associated matters

I was recently asked if I would be able to make a bike with an oversize bottom bracket and full internal cable routing, amongst other …

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Carbon Fibre Framebuilding – Any Interest? – UPDATED

The purpose of the first post on this subject was to try and ascertain the interest in the frame building community in constructing their own carbon fibre …

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Custom Framebuilders Association and Public Liability Insurance – UPDATED

Several informal meetings took place between Custom Frame Builders across the UK with a view to establishing an Association. At present there is no formal …

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Cubic Boron Nitride – Any Use to Framebuilders?

I have had some problems in releasing my home made seat tube heat sink from the seat tube after brazing, in as much as the …

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Lugged Single Chainring Winter / Light Touring Bike

I wanted lightweight bike with lower gears for cycling holidays and winter use. Rather than going for a mountain bike group set I thought I …

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Where do I Obtain Bicycle Framebuilding Parts?

This is a question I am often asked. Anyone who has already built a frame outside a course will already know the answer, but it …

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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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