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dannyg1
05-12-2009, 09:07 PM
I'm trying to describe for a friend, the incredible things that can be done with lugs by builders with a love for that. I know of some of the most infamous fancy lug people, many of them maybe reading this. Id like to put a more complete list together. If you all wouldn't mind helping, I'd appreciate it.

Here' the list as it stands now, but I know I'm missing the better part of it:

Ahearne (http://www.ahearnecycles.com/)
Alex Singer (http://www.cycles-alex-singer.fr/)
Art stump
Bates
Bilenky (http://www.bilenky.com/Home_.html)
Bob Brown (http://www.bobbrowncycles.com/)
Bob Jackson (http://www.bobjacksoncycles.co.uk/default.php)
Bohemian/ Dave Bohm (www.bohemianbicycles.com)
Brian Baylis (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/USA/Baylis_main.htm)
Bruce Gordon (http://www.bgcycles.com/)
Chris Kvale (http://www.chriskvalecycles.com/home.html)
Colnago (the lugs shaped like Italy)
Columbine (http://www.columbinecycle.com/)
Condor (http://www.condorcycles.com/)
Coppi (the top end one)
Curt Goodrich (www.curtgoodrich.com/)
Cycles for Heroes (fixieinc.com)
Dawes
Dennis Kilfoy (http://denniskilfoy.com/custom.htm)
Doug Fattic (269-684-6761)
Ellis Cycles/Dave Wages (http://www.elliscycles.com)
Ephgrave ( http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Br...es/Ephgrave.htm)
Glenn Erickson (http://www.sandsmachine.com/a_eri_r2.htm)
Hetchins (www.hetchins.com/)
Hobbs
Holdsworth (older top line models. Like from the 40's)
Inglis + Retrotec (http://ingliscycles.com/bikes/)
Jamie Swan (http://www.jamieswan.net/)
JP Weigle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/493535...57607039102880/) ((860) 434-0700)
Jonny Cycles (http://www.jonnycycles.com/)
K. Bedford (http://kbedfordcustoms.com/)
Kirk Frameworks/Dave Kirk (http://www.kirkframeworks.com/index.htm)
Mariposa (http://www.mariposabicycles.com)
Mercian (www.merciancycles.co.uk/)
Mezzatesta/ Anthony Mezzatesta (http://www.mezzatestacustomcycles.com/)
Moyer Cycles(http://moyercycles.com/xc.htm)
Nobilette (http://www.nobilettecycles.com/)
Oswald/Tom Oswald (http://www.oswaldcycleworks.com/)
Paris Galibier
Peter Mooney (http://www.peter-mooney.com/)
R. Sachs (www.richardsachs.com)
Rene Herse (http://www.renehersebicycles.com/)
Richard Moon (http://www.cwo.com/~lunarlab/)
Rivendell (http://www.rivbike.com/)
Robin Mather (http://gallery.mac.com/robinmather#100074&bgcolor=black&view=grid)
Ron Cooper (http://www.veloworks.com/roncooper/)
Rotrax (http://rotraxcycles.wordpress.com/)
Shamrock (http://www.lugoftheirish.com/Shamro...diana/Home.html)
TJ Cycles/Trevor Jarvis (http://www.tjcycles.co.uk)
Terraferma (http://www.terrafermacycles.com/)
Thanet
Townsend/ Gregory Townsend (http://www.townsendcyclesltd.com/)
Vanilla/Sasha White (http://vanillabicycles.com/)
Waterford (http://www.waterfordbikes.com)

fierte_poser
05-12-2009, 09:11 PM
Dazza?

fmbp
05-12-2009, 09:12 PM
Richard Moon should be added to the list:

http://www.cwo.com/~lunarlab/image1b.htm

maunahaole
05-12-2009, 09:12 PM
This guy down under does some nice lugs. Put him on the list.

http://www.llewellynbikes.com/thegallery/lugcutting

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 09:16 PM
Just remembered Ephgrave too. How could I forget llewellyn? I can't spell his name, that's why.... :)

znfdl
05-12-2009, 09:16 PM
Sacha White, my Vanilla lugs are beautiful.

Pete Serotta
05-12-2009, 09:19 PM
K BEDFORD has some nice lugs and David Kirk can give you just about any lug.


PETE

old_school
05-12-2009, 09:19 PM
JP Weigle

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/155/384996208_da03b39f19.jpg?v=0

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 09:20 PM
There's another guy who posts here and does some great lugs. His stuff is well liked. I gotta dig around the gallery I think.

happycampyer
05-12-2009, 09:27 PM
This guy down under does some nice lugs. Put him on the list.

http://www.llewellynbikes.com/thegallery/lugcuttingDarrell McCulloch is "Dazza." You should add Richard Sachs and Sacha White/Vanilla (oops, znfdl beat me to it).

You should have your friend buy this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Custom-Bicycles-Passionate-Christine-Elliott/dp/186470313X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241693676&sr=1-1

PBWrench
05-12-2009, 09:28 PM
And Bob Brown in St. Paul.

Pete Serotta
05-12-2009, 09:29 PM
:) :)

And Bob Brown in St. Paul.

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 09:32 PM
Darrell McCulloch is "Dazza." You should add Richard Sachs and Sacha White/Vanilla (oops, znfdl beat me to it).

You should have your friend buy this book:

http://www.amazon.com/Custom-Bicycles-Passionate-Christine-Elliott/dp/186470313X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1241693676&sr=1-1

Thanks for the link. Is this book chock full of fancy lugs?

mike p
05-12-2009, 09:35 PM
Kent Erickson builds a great bike and is a maestro with the tig but I've never seen him build with lugs.

Mike

bfd
05-12-2009, 09:35 PM
Don't forget Bruce Gordon:

Best of Show NAHBS 2007
http://www.bgcycles.com/NAHBS07.html

Best of Show NAHBS 2008
http://www.bgcycles.com/NAHBS08.html

Custom Bike Specials for Sale
http://www.bgcycles.com/specials.html

acorn_user
05-12-2009, 09:37 PM
Local to me when I'm at home :)

http://www.tjcycles.co.uk/

Trevor Jarvis.

I do like the Mercian Professional lugs though.

happycampyer
05-12-2009, 09:37 PM
Thanks for the link. Is this book chock full of fancy lugs?
It's really a mix, but there are a lot of builders with incredible lugwork in it. Here is a preview:

http://books.google.com/books?id=tqJlDwJOR5kC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0#PPT50,M1

happycampyer
05-12-2009, 09:42 PM
Kent Erickson builds a great bike and is a maestro with the tig but I've never seen him build with lugs.

MikeThe original steel Moots were lugged, but that was 25 years ago or so.

http://www.mombat.org/1983_Moots_Mountaineer.htm

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 09:53 PM
Bates, Condor, Rotrax, Brian Bayliss and Art stump added. The Erickson bike I'm remembering was from a Cirque auction of some years ago that had lugs depicting the theme: 'The sun, the moon and the stars'. Anybody know where I can find that link again? Some of the most amazing lugwork ever.

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 09:56 PM
Bob Jackson, Dawes, Alex Singer, Rene Herse and who's the guy building the modern Herse bikes?

djg21
05-12-2009, 09:56 PM
Anthony Mezzatesta

http://www.mezzatestacustomcycles.com/

Joe Cyclist
05-12-2009, 09:58 PM
Bates, Condor, Rotrax, Brian Bayliss and Art stump added. The Erickson bike I'm remembering was from a Cirque auction of some years ago that had lugs depicting the theme: 'The sun, the moon and the stars'. Anybody know where I can find that link again? Some of the most amazing lugwork ever.

Dunno the sun, moon & stars bike, but Glenn Erickson's Calvin & Hobbes bike is pretty cool.

http://www.sandsmachine.com/a_eri_r2.htm

Also - Chris Kvale has lugs so thin, they almost look like they're painted on - SWEEEEEET!

http://www.chriskvalecycles.com/home.html

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 10:03 PM
Anthony Mezzatesta

http://www.mezzatestacustomcycles.com/

That's who I was thinking of! Thanks.

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 10:08 PM
Ron Cooper.

mike p
05-12-2009, 10:12 PM
Learn something new everyday, I guess I only new kent from his Ti work.

Mike




The original steel Moots were lugged, but that was 25 years ago or so.

http://www.mombat.org/1983_Moots_Mountaineer.htm

fierte_poser
05-12-2009, 10:13 PM
not sure, but Nobilette might do fancy lugs...

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 10:18 PM
not sure, but Nobilette might do fancy lugs...

Yep, that's the modern Herse guy.

dekindy
05-12-2009, 10:37 PM
Check out these lugged frames.

http://www.lugoftheirish.com/Shamrock_Cycles-_Hand_Built_Frames_from_the_Mountains_of_Indiana/Home.html

sevencyclist
05-12-2009, 10:41 PM
Richard Sachs has simple lugs, but excellent in an understated way.

Peter Weigle has, in my opinion, the most elegant lugs with graceful curves. This one just blows me away.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/49353569@N00/2814892018/in/set-72157607039102880/

paczki
05-12-2009, 11:04 PM
Tom Oswald

PacNW2Ford
05-12-2009, 11:17 PM
The original steel Moots were lugged, but that was 25 years ago or so.

http://www.mombat.org/1983_Moots_Mountaineer.htm

I think you guys are thinking of Seattle's Glenn Erickson, not Kent Eriksen.

And how about Waterford's hand cut lug option?

Louis
05-12-2009, 11:21 PM
Can you say tailfins?

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/478445601_3d92c6c0d7.jpg

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 11:43 PM
I think you guys are thinking of Seattle's Glenn Erickson, not Kent Eriksen.

And how about Waterford's hand cut lug option?

Right you are. Thanks for the correction.

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 11:44 PM
I think Steve Rex has done a few, possibly Davidson as well.

dannyg1
05-12-2009, 11:50 PM
Here's a wild Japanese bike, unknown for now:

StephenCL
05-12-2009, 11:53 PM
The Zank did some wicked lug work on my MAX Zank and my Peggo Richie bike...he gets it ATMO.

dannyg1
05-13-2009, 12:05 AM
Richard Sachs should be on the list if only because of the Newvex lugs and the plate crown he designed as well.

Blue Jays
05-13-2009, 12:48 AM
The great Jeff Duser.

sg8357
05-13-2009, 08:37 AM
I'm trying to describe for a friend, the incredible things that can be done with lugs by builders with a love for that.

The Funk Master Flex of luggites.

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Hetchins/

Never exceeded, for good reason. :)

Scott G.

flickwet
05-13-2009, 08:48 AM
If fancy schmancy lug work is what you're after Columbine Cycle Works (google it) takes the cake. I'd post a link but the luddite that I am doesn't know how and I don't need anyone gettin on my case about it, BUT if you want to see the most incredible if not over the top jewelry worthy lugwork check them out not for everybody but the craftmanship is readily apparent.

SamIAm
05-13-2009, 08:48 AM
Dave Wages (Ellis Cycles) perhaps?

flickwet
05-13-2009, 08:50 AM
www.columbinecycle.com

flickwet
05-13-2009, 08:54 AM
great thread thanks to all

fiamme red
05-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Doug Fattic
Cheakas (Southwest Frameworks)
Waterford

David Kirk
05-13-2009, 10:37 AM
Looking at the names listed on this thread makes me think that the word "ornate" should be defined. I think there are lots of good builders listed and lots of wonderful lugwork but few of them are "ornate".

ornate |ôrˈnāt|
adjective
made in an intricate shape or decorated with complex patterns : an ornate wrought-iron railing.

I see the work of Sachs and Weigle as being simple and clean and beautiful. I see the work of Columbine as being the definition of "ornate". I just think that one needs to see the difference between "well done and simple" and "ornate". I personally don't have ornate in me and favor simple and clean lines.

Dave

dannyg1
05-13-2009, 01:41 PM
Point taken. My reasoning is this:

I'm including people like you because I'd like my friend to see all the different shades of artistry in lugwork. Many people tend to work in more refined and flowing shapes, as you, Mr. Weigle, C, Kvale and to a more elaborate effect, B. Gordon does. I'm thinking that this kind of lugwork is necessary to illustrate when you're showing someone who's noticed, but doesn't know the entire genre, what there is and why it is.

David Kirk
05-13-2009, 02:09 PM
Point taken. My reasoning is this:

I'm including people like you because I'd like my friend to see all the different shades of artistry in lugwork. Many people tend to work in more refined and flowing shapes, as you, Mr. Weigle, C, Kvale and to a more elaborate effect, B. Gordon does. I'm thinking that this kind of lugwork is necessary to illustrate when you're showing someone who's noticed, but doesn't know the entire genre, what there is and why it is.


Makes sense to me.......... I might have chosen another word aside from "ornate". How bout "quality" or "top shelf" lugwork? I dunno. I ain't so good at words.

Thanks,

dave

Rueda Tropical
05-13-2009, 02:15 PM
Here's a Terraferma with original Ephgrave lugs I photographed last week. This was a one of a kind, he normally does simple Italian style lugs. More pics here: http://ruedatropical.wordpress.com/2009/05/09/terraferma-cycles/

dannyg1
05-13-2009, 02:18 PM
Makes sense to me.......... I might have chosen another word aside from "ornate". How bout "quality" or "top shelf" lugwork? I dunno. I ain't so good at words.

Thanks,

dave

'Obscene' is the word I should've used or maybe just 'hand filed', but the thought wasn't fully formed when I posted.

I Want Sachs?
05-13-2009, 02:40 PM
Makes sense to me.......... I might have chosen another word aside from "ornate". How bout "quality" or "top shelf" lugwork? I dunno. I ain't so good at words.

Thanks,

dave
I like intricate to describe complex patterns.

Elegant is probably the word that I reserve for my favorites. They can be simple or ornate, but need to have the right sense of balance and flow.

dannyg1
05-13-2009, 05:33 PM
Updated original post to include web-links and latest additions.

dannyg1
05-13-2009, 07:24 PM
Alphabetized the list in the original post.

Rueda Tropical
05-13-2009, 07:27 PM
Here's a link for Ephgrave:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Ephgrave.htm

dannyg1
05-13-2009, 07:34 PM
Here's a link for Ephgrave:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Ephgrave.htm

Thanks for that. It's added.