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    Roll call please. Builders and users.

    Ok, it's time to do roll. Who are you and what do you do? Are you an established builder, a budding new builder, a customer, an admirer?

    Photos of your work?

    If you are a builder who shows up here on occasion, post and we'll throw a link to your site on the top of this section (near 'forum rules...').

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    Lytning Frames

    In the past and now enjoy working with custom motorcycle, bicycle, and micro sprint stuff. Old School, New School, a customer, an admirer!


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    Hacker, builder, rider............"if it ain't fixed it must be broken".


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    "Roll your own..........." http://smokebikes.com/

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    Rusty.

    budding new builder I guess.
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    Tim O'Donnell- Shamrock Cycles

    New builder. www.lugoftheirish.com





    Shamrock Cycles- Hand built frames from the mountains of Indiana.

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    Amirer. Assembled many bikes. Will be building a frame soon.
    Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere,
    and sometines in the middle of nowhere you find yorself.

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    Revived Bike Co.
    We build frames here in house, and have our designs manufactured in Colorado and Oregon as well.

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    Mark - admirer from CT

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    I'm mostly a pro wrench (20+ years) and I'm somewhere between pro builder and hobbyist. Just as I was trying to get my bike company off the ground I moved to Belgium for a year, followed by 3 years in Canada. Now that I'm back in the U.S. I'll try moving things full-time in the next year or so. I've built 35 frames since 1999.

    I built under the name Ivy Cycles and keep that very outdated website myself. A few pictures of some bikes I've built can be found at my Flickr page. Also I built a much loved touring frame last year.

    Hopefully by next year t this time I'll have done some experimenting with carbon fiber and titanium frames. Good bikes can be built with a variety of materials and I want to try them all. I'll also be trying to update my web skills past HTML 2.0 in the coming months.
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    Clockwork Bikes

    Clockwork Bikes in Minneapolis, MN. Everything from track to 29ers.

    Thanks, Joel

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    Francois...is this deja vu or have I met you before

    Career builder since '94

    Lifetime student

    50% goofy

    Dude, love your title...how can I become an UltraLord of anything?

    cheers,

    rody
    As requested by the MTBR gods, I am the voice of Groovy Cycleworks, check it out... http://www.groovycycleworks.com

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    Grognard Bicycle Co. from Citrus Heights, CA

    Been building a few years now

    I build my bikes for people who like to ride hard, and look damn good while doing it.

    I do a lot of endurance events, both on and off road, and I can tell you from experience what will make a difference after 8 or more hours in the saddle.

    - David
    [SIZE="3"]Grognard Bicycle Company[/SIZE] ----- [SIZE="2"]www.grognardbikeco.com [/SIZE]------[SIZE="2"]www.grognardbikeco.blogspot.com[/SIZE]

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    OK, so that sounds like a commercial. It is true though
    [SIZE="3"]Grognard Bicycle Company[/SIZE] ----- [SIZE="2"]www.grognardbikeco.com [/SIZE]------[SIZE="2"]www.grognardbikeco.blogspot.com[/SIZE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1gear
    Grognard Bicycle Co. from Citrus Heights, CA
    I'm over at Bob's Cycle Center in Fair Oaks, and had no idea there was a builder out in Citrus Heights! Your frames are stunning!

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    Proud member of Walt's army, who enjoys checking out the innovations of all the small builders that hang out here
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    Printing press mechanic, bikepath menace, maker of frankenstuff. Wannabe framebuilder. I`m in Reno, NV and delighted to see 1gear`s post- at about two hours from here, he`s the closest framebuilder on the forum (as far as I know). Hope to get down there and see what he`s got going on one of these days.
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    In a nutshell......what makes me who I am......

    36 year old "lifer". GenX grumble-pants.
    First custom bike 1989, designed by me, brazed by Glen Roache.
    Pro bike mechanic from the age of 16. (Hate it. Props to all the wrenches out there.)
    Graphic and Product Designer, Btech (Design) 1994 Monash University.
    Chief Design consultant to Tioga Japan since 1995.
    Design consultant to Aust'n subsidiaries of Look, Mavic, Tioga, Shogun, as well as dozens of Australian importers, smaller manufacturers and bike shops that nobody here as heard of so pointless listing them.
    Designed and developed and prototyped almost every single bicycle part at some stage from seats to pedals to frames, to wheels and tyres.
    Done the odd short stints working as Bicycle Design Consultant in Japan for various people since 1999.
    Started Thylacine Cycles in 2002 on a whim. What an idiot!
    Third Australian company ever to sell custom handbuilt Titanium frames.
    1st to offer ceramic coated steel frames.
    1st to produce lightest modern steel XC race frame at 1535g.
    1st Australian custom frame company ever to sponsor US enduro racer.
    1st Australian custom frame company to sponsor National top 10 U23 XC racer, first Australian custom bike company to field a Enduro race team. Ever.

    Wow, I suck less than I think.

    Still, I think my biggest achievements so far is getting kicked off two internet cycling forums and getting onto DeeEights Sht-list.
    No longer member of the bike industry nor society, so don't hassle me.

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    I'm an admirer and life is good..... I've always been a wannabe

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    Lurker who has been thinking about building a frame for about 20 years. I should really get started....

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_A
    Lurker who has been thinking about building a frame for about 20 years. I should really get started....
    No better time than the present.........and with this resource your halfway there (sort of). Lurk on over to "free tubes" that Walt has generously thrown out and you'll see how the porcess forms.......hopefully step by step A to Z. Good luck.
    "Roll your own..........." http://smokebikes.com/

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    I still have the day job, so I'm a part-time builder.........for now
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    I'm a lurker/student for framebuilding. Build my own guitars, guitar amps, etc. This is the next step to self-sufficiency, right? I race XC here in VA since that's the best we have to race But one day I'll build a frame, and one day VA will get some real races...

    'Til then, my occupation is having fun!

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    I need advice and equipment

    I'd like to build myself a bike.

    I've machined some parts that were on a bike last year (Which seemed and still seem innovative), and collaborated with a custom builder. We had a train wreck of epic proportions and that bike no longer exists. As part of that experience, I was told by him something like "Your no builder you don't understand what it takes to make a bike and not just some parts". Well, I have ideas, and I am good with my hands. I have the confidence I could do it from what I have done so far.

    I don't have knowledge of what materials or technique is easier and cheap to begin with. I suspect it is steel and brazing but I'm not sure.

    If anyone has any suggestions/could lend equipment/or needs some hep in their shop as a sort of barter service for training, you can email me a robert.degutis@us.bosch.com I'm located in Ann Arbor Michigan.

    Aquaholic suggests I try this and call it hamster bikes. I don't like any name really but I con't care about names and thats just fine. Or, how about "Therapy" bikes as it may be more appropriate.

    It would be nice to have one bike done for next year handbuilt show in Indy and rent a booth to show it off. That may well be pie in the sky but why not think big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clockwork Bikes
    That's your nicest work yet Joel, beautiful.

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