So after lurking for YEARS I went ahead and planned out my first frame. A ton of research, access to tools and a good friend who knows how to weld helped me put thing frame together. Just like I learned in design school, a project is never done. After sitting back and staring at it I would have changed a handful of things but overall I am satisfied. Below is a link to photos of the completed bike.
Excuse the watered down write up on my portfolio page but it was written in a way to be consumed by the masses. My rationale why I chose to spec a 425mm chain stay, 300mm bb height, and 34.9 OD/ 30.9 ID seat tube would probably fall on deaf ears. I am in the process of doing a more detailed write up and will post it here when its done.
While I did design the frame and cut all the metal a friend who also frequents this board welded it for me. My TIG ability isn't very proficient and out of safety he handled the welding portion. Next time I wont be so lucky and I will be on my own.
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