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Old 06-09-2017, 11:22 AM
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Nicely done.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:23 PM
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Nicely done.
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Old 06-22-2017, 02:26 PM
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I've been slowing working on this frame for my wife. Bi-lam construction, Weigle inspired knife edged dropouts, clearance for 28's with fenders, 35's without, internal routing, and side pull brakes.









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Old 06-22-2017, 03:14 PM
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Lucky wife!
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Old 06-29-2017, 08:51 PM
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Audi soft-green with GM maroon bands



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Old 07-11-2017, 08:48 PM
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Stems in the making



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Old 07-18-2017, 12:29 AM
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Finished putting this one together the other day, looking forward to riding next to it a bunch.

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Old 07-29-2017, 12:13 AM
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A few stems that have been taking up some of my time





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Old 08-14-2017, 06:38 PM
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Sent this stem to the platers the other day, should prove useful for it's randonneur mated frame.

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Old 09-03-2017, 08:32 PM
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So I spent most of my weekends of July into early August teaching a frame building class with two students. I have never done a class with more than one student at a time before so I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Everyone cautiously agreed in order to accommodate back to school schedules. I came to find both students younger than myself, also a first, which was a pleasant surprise as these two gave me a lot of hope for the future of society. Excuse the tardiness, each was warm, personable, enthusiastic, and hopeful about this adventure as well as their personal ones to come.

The goal was pretty simple, two frames, two forks and complete paint jobs, all done by the students. In addition, there were two custom stems in the mix, one built by myself, the other by a persistent student. Prior to any class, I warn potential clients that the work is hard and often long days ensue, especially to knock out all the steps from start to finish in 5-6 days. Additionally, I highly encourage building a simple frame since there is so much to cover in a short amount of time, this usually rules out touring style bikes. However, from the start, both students picked up on skills relatively fast and did not shy away from long, often hot, days. With a little extra support these two were able to create some nice touches to their frames. The end result was a double OS track frame, internal brake routing and eyelets on the fork for a front rack, ideal for school commutes, and a randonneur frame with custom built stem, internal routing and a custom headbadge almost entirely done without me touching the frame. I was impressed how quickly these two picked up on many of the skills needed to put together a frame. They both commented, on more than one occasion, that they walked away with a much better understanding of why custom frames cost what they cost.
I am very proud of the effort these two put into this class. I hope they cherish their new bikes as much as I did gawking at them. These classes bring me a connection that is often difficult to find through my usual avenues. I am happy to say that I learned a lot from these two and really appreciate that they reached out to learn from me. Enjoy.










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Old 09-03-2017, 08:34 PM
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:36 PM
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:40 PM
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Thanks!

Once again, thank you so much Aaron!! I learned so much and enjoyed all the days spent working on the frame.



If anyone wants to learn how to build a frame, take Aaron's class! He is super personable, generous, patient and is an all around great teacher. Plus he is great company so you can have someone to chat the long hours at the bench away.

And on top of that, he also has expertise on painting. So you have to option to paint the frame when you're done building it, which isn't common for many frame building classes. You get to walk away with a frame fresh out of the paint booth ready to be built up!




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Old 10-15-2017, 06:13 PM
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Awesome!
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:11 AM
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Lots of down time lately, here is a sneak peak of a Columbus Gilco frame I'm working on...
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