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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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Framebuilder Tooling – Using a Milling Machine

A Milling Machine is usually the second major machine tool any aspiring metalworker will obtain, after a lathe. More correctly known as a vertical mill …

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Polishing Stainless Steel – Updated

I love using stainless steel because I have always hated rust and especially when used for dropouts, fork crowns and brake bridges. It means your …

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Making a template to mitre Seat Stays

I wish there was a clever software program to produce mitre templates for complex seat stay mitres. However it only recently occurred to me to …

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Oxy Acetylene – some observations from an amateur framebuilder

By Neill Hughes 1 – The projects: I’ve built a couple of steel bicycle frames using fillet brazing as the tube joining method. I use …

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Flux Removal

Probably most novice framebuilders use flux and getting it off can be particularly tedious. I admit that I have only used cycle design fluxes for …

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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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