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Old 01-18-2020, 07:15 PM
coelacant coelacant is offline
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Here's is no.1 & no.2 together. I'm done with all the modifications and trying something else with these frames, they both ride and handle the way I wanted, so it's time to give them a final finish.
Each one took about 2 mo. working a few hours a day, they're built 6 mo. apart, and there were lots of do-overs in between road tests. No.2 is the preferred steed for fast group rides with lots of up and downs. No.1 is more of a rando bike. Both take tires up to 35-38c, which is about the limit of these medium reach brakes, (30c w/ fenders). you can lurk and learn a lot from fools and sages on the frameforum and elsewhere, but you forget it all until you make a frame for yourself. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to make it happen with some very good guidance and hands on teaching from a self taught riding buddy who happens to make frames himself.
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Old 01-18-2020, 08:41 PM
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Wow!
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Old 01-20-2020, 10:07 AM
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These both look great, I like what you did with the rear brake bridge. It was nice talking with you last year, best of luck on your continued builds.
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Old 01-20-2020, 07:36 PM
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Very nice, love the details and color.
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:49 PM
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Thank you guys, I had fun learning new stuff. Now if I can figure out how to make a compliant disc fork... but my next project won't be for while.
Aaron have you made one?

Tom
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Old 01-22-2020, 08:47 AM
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The road frame looks pretty good. Nice work! I also really like the brass badge on the downtube. Way cooler than logos, etc.

The brake bridge on the rando-esque frame is interesting and looks pretty well-executed. What was the reasoning behind it? Is there a function or just because it looks neat and different?
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:37 PM
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Thanks Corey, I was trying to keep the finish simple with a minimal of fuss.
The idea was to float the seat stays so that they can better absorb the hits for you. Would have been even better if there were no bridge at all, but since I had to triangulate the cantilever brake mount, I came up with the 'soft' bridge idea.
It works well enough, just odd looking, but I think there's a way to refine it some on future bikes.
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Old 01-22-2020, 03:43 PM
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Enjoy the new funky steampunk bicycles in good health. Awesome!
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Old 01-23-2020, 08:03 AM
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Thank you guys, I had fun learning new stuff. Now if I can figure out how to make a compliant disc fork... but my next project won't be for while.
Aaron have you made one?

Tom
Depends on who you ask, I think compared to a carbon fork steel can be more compliant and I have had a few people who really felt the disc fork I built them was more compliant. However, you are limited in selecting fork blades up to the task of disc brake forces, which translates to thick walls. On paved road I'm not a huge fan but when the road gets rougher the additional surefooted feeling is nice.
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:21 AM
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nice bikes
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