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  • 12-11-2011
    CarbonMike
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    This is mine handmade frame. Enjoy...

    P.S.: Sorry for damaged CarbonMike stickers on frame. Photo taken after several years of use and crashes.

    Mike
  • 12-17-2011
    dru
    That is impressive. Home made autoclave for curing?

    Drew
  • 12-18-2011
    CarbonMike
    No, just wet layup. Each layer compacted with rubber electrical tape (sticky side up). Tape was perforated with needle so excessive resin can flow out. Tons of flat sanding, clear epoxy coats, sanding, sanding sanding.
  • 01-25-2012
    Walt
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    I geeked out...
    And built myself a lightweight (5.8#) FS frame.

    You can read about it here if you're in the mood.
  • 01-25-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Walt View Post
    And built myself a lightweight (5.8#) FS frame.

    You can read about it here if you're in the mood.

    That is really nice! I really like the just welded look of the frame, without any paint or anything.

    Why do a lot of people use premade rear ends? Are they hard to make? I think it would look great with a steel rear end to match.

    Can you post up the ride report, when you get to ride it?
  • 01-25-2012
    Walt
    Here you go...
    The obligatory "vertically compliant and laterally stiff" ride report.

    -Walt

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Mountain Cycle Shawn View Post
    That is really nice! I really like the just welded look of the frame, without any paint or anything.

    Why do a lot of people use premade rear ends? Are they hard to make? I think it would look great with a steel rear end to match.

    Can you post up the ride report, when you get to ride it?

  • 02-03-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Dang, these bikes look good enough to be sold in a bike shop. I enjoy working with wood but have only built furniture and gun stocks to this point (no bikes). I have enjoyed going through this thread and must give major props to everyone who has built their own frame. Just like it's satisfying to catch a fish on a fly you tied yourself, it must be very satisfying to get out and ride a frame you built yourself.
  • 05-14-2012
    Aeris LA
    Very Impressive Guys !!!
  • 05-14-2012
    zank
    I missed not having a mountain bike for the past 5 or 6 months.


    IMG_0002 by Zanconato Custom Cycles, on Flickr
  • 05-19-2012
    SingularFist
    herro
  • 07-22-2012
    adarn
    Here is my frame number two and my first mountain bike. It is a blast to ride and even goes in a straight line! I am stoked.

  • 07-26-2012
    Drew Diller
    ^^^

  • 07-29-2012
    adarn
    huh?
  • 07-30-2012
    Drew Diller
    adam - the post I was referring to got deleted, disregard
  • 08-12-2012
    freeze2104
    hows riding in the snow? ive never tried it before but it looks like alot of fun!
  • 08-27-2012
    jonasrullo
    Bamboo Frame Build
    I finished this one about a week ago. My first and only frame build so far. I call it the Mongo K1. Mongo after Blazing Saddles becasue it's a little too beefy in the front and has a mix and match setup. Technically it's a cyclocross frame, but so far it's only been on the road. I surprised myself in that it's straight and cyclocross tires actually fit.

    Frame bits setup:
    Bamboo tubes from Honokaa (Bambusa for the seatpost, and some other unidentified type for everything else)
    Bamboo cable stop and disc brake hose clamps (home made)
    Coarse hemp strand wrap (from Canada) wetted out with Aeropoxy amber expoxy
    Final wrap is fine hemp called silver, same source
    Nova Cycles BB Steel Shell
    Nova Cycles 44mm aluminum head tube
    Cane Creek 40 Zero Stack headset (carbon cap)
    Paragon Machine Works low mount disc stainless steel dropouts
    Recovered leather Specialized touring saddle with coffee bean embroidered into surface by a friend
    Frame sealed with spar urethane UV resistant clear gloss.

    Components:
    SRAM cranks, chain and rear derrailleur
    Campagnolo downtube shifter levers
    Magura Louise hydraulic rear disc 160mm
    XTR front V-Brakes
    Easton carbon fork
    Bamboo steer tube spacers
    Mavic rear wheel with SRAM X9 disc hub
    Access front wheel from a road bike.

    I couldn't post image links because my posting numbers are too low. Replace dot with a period and the word slash with / below.
    Check here for pics:
    jonasrullo dot com slash img slash bamboo slash

    and that should get you the pics.
    When I get more posts made, I'll put in the real links.
  • 09-27-2012
    njeslinger
    I like the bike, was it hard to build
  • 10-07-2012
    juanspeed
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    el incognito numero uno
    I built this fillet-brazed steel 29er at the Bohemian Framebuilding School under the close scrutiny of Dave Bohm. I built in end of February 2010. I mixed the paint, Dave shot it, he's awesome, is a wealth of knowledge and is set up to teach you what you need.

    Put it together in late Spring that year(2010) and have been riding it everywhere in my current residence of Austin TX since then. It's been SS, then geared and now SS again. Awaiting 2x10 gears now.

    Slowly putting together a lugged road/track bike to replace mine and then we'll see where that takes me.

    rubberside down,

    Greg Keefer
  • 10-07-2012
    mtbnozpikr
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by juanspeed View Post
    I built this fillet-brazed steel 29er at the Bohemian Framebuilding School under the close scrutiny of Dave Bohm. I built in end of February 2010. I mixed the paint, Dave shot it, he's awesome, is a wealth of knowledge and is set up to teach you what you need.

    Whoa, that's an amazing looking hardtail!:thumbsup:
  • 10-07-2012
    juanspeed
    Thanks ! Appreciate the feedback.
  • 12-12-2012
    Geezer Kneivel
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    Rockhopper/Condor
    Here is a pic of my first and only modified mountain bike frame. Had to start somewhere so found a gently used Rockhopper as a starting point. Built it for a friend who will probably NOT do much hard mountain riding, so stuck with mostly stock 'Hopper mechanicals. Urban Earls are the first clue that this is a recreational machine for the casual rider.
    Racks are .035 seamless, silver brazed. The better the joint, the better the silver fillet. Used .375 laminated bamboo for the racks, standard CatEye lights. Got a lot of inspiration from the Condor. Bike looks heavy but isn't. Powder coated in a textured gray/tan.
    Had a friend take some decent pics, thanks Ken.

    Hank in Cheyenne, Wyoming

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  • 12-12-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    ^ very cool!!
  • 01-01-2013
    MiWi
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    Hi.
    Mi name is Michael and I started framebuilding in 2011 (hobby).
    I read almost every topic in this forum, great source of information.
    By now Ive just been reading, but I thought why not register and be part of the discussion.

    So here are the bikes Ive done so far. I wanted to try some joining-procedures, to see what I like best.

    First build was a lugged fixedgear.

    Then I built myself two polobikes, added only a picture of Version MKII. Both TIG welded.

    Followed by a fillet brazed fixedgear.

    Lately I fell in love with off-road riding. So for the start I built myself a Monstercross / dropbar full rigid 29er. It fits 29x2.1 tires.
    Love it. Next bike will be a hardtail.
  • 01-05-2013
    Highlander1
    How about a sealed drive bike!!
    How do I upload pictures?
  • 02-17-2013
    Integrexman
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    I started building bikes in 92 with a friend of mine (Freddie). We built our last bike together in 98 (a tandem) he started building about a year ago and I am thinking about it again. Here is a TT bike we made in about 1996. I made the down tube and seat tube from .035 4130CrMo sheet. I made a fixture to bend the sheet metal then tig welded it together, they are 1" wide 3" long. Most of the bike was tig welded. I also machined the seat post adapter. I will post some pictures of my personal road and MTB soon.
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  • 03-05-2013
    airmiller44
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  • 03-05-2013
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    ^That looks like Fun, with a capital F!!!
  • 03-08-2013
    Integrexman
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    Here are a few pictures of my "Freddie" MTB I made in the late 90's. I started building bikes with Freddie in 92-98 we made around 100 bikes mostly road frames for local racers.

    I made this frame from Ritchey Logic tube set. It had Campagnolo Record OR components and a Manitou3 fork when it was made. A couple years later I sold the Manitou and made this fork and started using the stem pictured here. I just replaced the Campy headset with a King, built the front wheel and added posts for the caliper on the fork for disk brakes. Next I am working on a front suspension like the Look Fournales or Proflex.
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  • 06-17-2013
    uncle_bob
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    It ain't Mountain
    I know it's not mountain, but I built it and it's fun to cruise.
  • 06-17-2013
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    ^ I'd be afraid that someone I knew would see me riding it.
  • 06-27-2013
    toby_g
    I have been meaning to post up my bike for a while now. I think I have enough posts to do it

    It is Fillet Brazed Columbus Zona.
    26" Wheels.
    69* Headangle.
    595mm ETT. (665 Front Centre)
    400mm CS
    120mm Reba Fork
    XT Gruppo

    (I didnt get the cable routing right on this one, but I learnt a lot, and the next frame I made, was very similar, but with a 44mm headtube and good cable routing for a 1x10 drivetrain)



  • 07-08-2013
    rushhenn
    ^ beast!
  • 09-20-2013
    febikes
    My new single speed 29er setup for gravel grinding.
    It is very similar to my other bike. 29er with short chainstays and running single speed. Heres a photo of it setup with a rigid fork, crazy 48/22 gear ratio, and some dust after a gravel grinding ride.

  • 09-20-2013
    Walt
    That looks great! What's the geometry? That tire is CLOSE to the seat tube!

    -Walt
  • 09-21-2013
    febikes
    Thanks Walt!

    The angle of the photo makes the gap look a little bit tighter than it really is. I am running a half link and in the photo the sliders are slammed. It's tight but clearance is good with 2.1 tire and 48 tooth ring.

    The geometry is typical "race inspired" 29er with 71/73 angles and 60mm of BB drop. Effective top tube is 598; Front center is 649. Chainstay length is 434 with the sliders all the way forward.
  • 10-12-2013
    toby_g
    Just finished building a Prototype Steel 29er. Columbus Zona 29er tubeset, Fillet brazed. 44mm HT Length 120mm. 68 Head Angle, 73 Seat Angle. 440mm Chainstays, 50mm BB Drop. 120mm Rock Shox Revelation. XT/SLX Gruppo. Easton Haven Bar/Stem/Wheelset. Reverb Seatpost. Ritchey Saddle. Conti X-King Tyres.

  • 10-12-2013
    seankanary
    Not a mountain bike, but my 3rd frame.

  • 11-27-2013
    sxconway
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    My first frame (non mtb)
    Built this for the boss as a retirement present so he can smoke cigars and pick up cans on side of the road. lugged, skinny tube townie. rides so much smother than my merlin road bike. tubeset for 29er should be here Friday for the next build. then a 26er single, then a road bike. then.............


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    thanks to everyone for their inspiration to try and build cool shit. that's what its all about.

    Sean
  • 11-27-2013
    sxconway
    Really nice. Did you use a seatube lug/sleeve? Looks like seat stays attach to top tube.

    Great job.


    I was referring to Toby-g's blue 29 er at top of the page. Sorry for misplaced post

    Sean
  • 01-25-2014
    unissamog
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    My test mule
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    I figured I would make my 1st post here one of my Carbon test bike that I built last winter. It has done very well, and far exceeded all my expectations this year. It is a hand laid carbon frame with Aluminum inserts for the headtube and bottom bracket.
  • 01-26-2014
    toby_g
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sxconway View Post
    Really nice. Did you use a seatube lug/sleeve? Looks like seat stays attach to top tube.
    Great job.
    I was referring to Toby-g's blue 29 er at top of the page. Sorry for misplaced post

    Sean

    Yes, I used a sleeve, and attached the seat stays to the TT; well they intersect both the ST and TT, in order to get the clearance I wanted for 2.4 tyres. Don't ask how I did the mitre, it was done by hand, and only took about 2 hours ( for the right side, then used a mirrored template for the left).

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  • 01-27-2014
    Eric Malcolm
    Well done Toby. I like that you saw and worked through this problem and come up with a clever solution, stylish too.

    Eric
  • 01-27-2014
    afwalker
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    frame 014
    May as well share with the class. Here's a 29r+ knard tired bike. Tig welded 853/nova ex-butt ST/Deda 29r CS with a home made drive side yolk:
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    frame is blasted and Nyalic'd no paint:)
    cheers
    andy walker
    Walker Bicycle Company | | Walker Bicycle Company
    Flickr: afwalker's Photostream
  • 07-08-2014
    Maroof
    looks damn good! :)

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by zank View Post
    I missed not having a mountain bike for the past 5 or 6 months.


    IMG_0002 by Zanconato Custom Cycles, on Flickr

  • 10-11-2014
    MiWi
    My quite aggressive 29er Trailbike







  • 11-09-2014
    mchimonas
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    Lugged 26er
    Old school lugged 26er.
  • 11-09-2014
    mchimonas
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    lugged 26er
    lugged 26er
  • 11-09-2014
    adarn
    Here is the MTB I built myself this spring. I did some geometry experimentation with it, and while I will change some things on the next one, It is a ton of fun:



    I built it for a SS race I did along side the Sklar Bikes Factory Team. It's way less cool now and has ten whole gears.

    And then I built myself this cross rig at the end of the summer to race in the fall. I like cross a lot and I like this bike too. Also good for shoulder season training rides.
    Cyclocross by SklarBikes, on Flickr

    Cyclocross by SklarBikes, on Flickr
  • 11-28-2014
    toby_g
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    #26aintdead
    Just finished this rad little Hardtail, with 26" wheels :eekster:

    funny story: my sister was looking for a new MTB, but all the big brands now no longer do 26" hardtails, (*with a decent spec, they do have a couple, but usually in the <300 range). So she decided to go custom, I had a lot of fun doing the road bike for her earlier in the year, as getting the fit right was a good challenge, so was happy to oblige with the MTB. Budget was tight, so a lot of Workshop spare and old parts were used. I future proofed the thing with internal cable for a dropper post, which she intends to purchase once she had recovered from the big hole in the wallet the frame burned.
  • 12-01-2014
    dump
    Lovely work toby_g... your sister should be very happy to ride that!
  • 01-15-2015
    phutphutend
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    Hullo,

    I'm new to this forum, but have been building frames for a while and posting them on another forum. Someone suggested I post my wares here!

    So here's a quick few shots of my builds so far. All comments welcome and appreciated.

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  • 01-15-2015
    Fix the Spade
    Brilliant use of a Prophet swing arm.

    Any detail shots of the black FS bike too?
  • 01-15-2015
    phutphutend
    Loads of photos in my Pinkbike album here.

    Details of JMc07 and JMc04 are also pretty good.

    JMc005 Photo Album - Pinkbike
  • 01-15-2015
    shirk
    You'll find far fewer drawings of huck bikes with 37 pivots and 6 linkages on here compared to Pinkbike, but you'll also find more good info on materials and technique.

    You're JMc005 helped push me over the top to build my fs frame, I had planned to build a couple more hardtails first but said screw it I mostly ride fs so let's build it.

    Another wealth of good information can be found on the V-Salon frame forum.
  • 01-19-2015
    dump
    phutphutend, great-looking bikes. I thought that looked like a prophet swingarm. How do they ride?
  • 02-15-2015
    mchimonas
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    Balance Bike
  • 03-23-2015
    JohnnyMagic
    KODIAK LWB;



    26lbs. with the road wheels 650g. platforms and a 530g Terra-cycle/Rans stem and riser

    off-road version (original intent, commission)



    Velocity Dually rear wheel, W/Knard 29+, Blunt 35 front W/2.4 Conti X-trail
    200g pedals and the new stem weights 275g's (but forgot to add the 3 fixing bolts)

    JM
  • 09-03-2015
    MS71
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    my first 29er
    Hi,
    I'm new to this forum and this is my first 29" tigged this summer


    https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcoframebuilding/
  • 09-03-2015
    shlammed
    nice looking frame, whats up with that seat?!
  • 09-03-2015
    MS71
    thank you, I usually long climbs and I have always found it best to tilt the saddle like that ... I know it sounds very strange!



    https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcoframebuilding/
  • 07-19-2016
    seren
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    A couple on the go atm
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    Lugged SL tubed single speed cx/path/gravel/cake bike
    and....
    Another wip, 20" wheel minivelo with 1x5 drivetrain.
  • 10-22-2016
    Oppet
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    Here is my #1 frame.
    Very happy with result. Thou I would like to buy bent seat tube for 31.6 post for next one or learn how to bend it.