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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.

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7139/7...7d816650_c.jpg
    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.

    http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g4...s/IMG_0338.jpg
  • 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.
  • 01-04-2013
    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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