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April 25, 2014
by jon
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First forks

I wanted some forks to go with the first frame so made a jig and went for some straight bladed jobs (to save having to bend them – well it was the first set!).  

April 16, 2014
by jon
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Frame number 1

So first frame (not on a course). Fairly basic cromo pipes, in case it all goes horribly wrong, geared roadie frame to replace my slightly well used Kona Deluxe. Initial jig setup was done by putting the old frame in … Continue reading

April 16, 2014
by jon
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Baby frame

When I got my home brazing gear I needed something to test it with so bought some practice tubes, cut them all in half to make some cute little frames. Half lugged, half fillet brazed. The other one was half … Continue reading

April 15, 2014
by jon
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New tubes

I love when a box of tubes turns up. New possibilities abound. This is a set of Columbus Chromor for my single speed replacement and some 19mm, 16mm and 14mm tubing for some experimentation in the near future!

April 15, 2014
by jon
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Frame jig

Having checked out the price of commercially available jigs I decided to build my own to help with trying to get things straight. RS components stock these aluminium sections. I made the attachments to hold the bottom bracket, seat tube … Continue reading

April 8, 2014
by jon
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Bespoked 2014

Awesome bespoke bike show at the Olympic Velodrome. Lots of beautiful bikes there this year, a top class brownie from Look Mum No Hands and great weather for the ride home.         

April 7, 2014
by jon
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First frame

This was m,y first frame built on the Downland cycles frame course. I wanted to try as many braze on’s as possible, so it’s got canti mounts, disk mount, bottle bosses and internal cable routing for the rear brake on … Continue reading