Custom Aluminum

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  • 07-28-2006
    gregdogg62
    Custom Aluminum ??
    It seems that the custom market is dominated by steel and Ti builders, with only a few builders using aluminum and scandium. I am actually looking to have a road bike built, but the Mtbr crowd seems more in tune with the custom builders. The builders that I have run across that work with aluminum/scandium include:

    Sycip
    Strong
    Quiring

    Are there other ones that I am missing?

    If you have any photos of custom aluminum please post.

    Thanks
  • 07-28-2006
    lou1s
  • 07-28-2006
    Fat Elvis
    Ventana does custom. Seven may also do custom Al, although I'm not positive.
  • 07-28-2006
    daevh
    If you like the 'industrial' look then give Nicolai a try -



    https://www.nicolai.net/order/argon-road.html


    Quite possibly the best made frames on the planet...
  • 07-28-2006
    Tah
    True North cycles, Canadian builder.
  • 07-30-2006
    rickthewelder
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by gregdogg62
    It seems that the custom market is dominated by steel and Ti builders, with only a few builders using aluminum and scandium. I am actually looking to have a road bike built, but the Mtbr crowd seems more in tune with the custom builders. The builders that I have run across that work with aluminum/scandium include:

    Sycip
    Strong
    Quiring

    Are there other ones that I am missing?

    If you have any photos of custom aluminum please post.

    Thanks


    Oldschoolwelding (951) 956-9498
    [email protected]
  • 07-31-2006
    oldman
    Custom Al
    hi there,

    we've got quite a few builders in Europe who are focusing on aluminum.

    have a look at Duratec: http://www.duratec.cz
    These folks are ready to let you custom order color, geometry, decals, you can put your www adress on the frame, as well as your initials, they'll weld you a Rohloff or singelspeed rear, etc.
    And not to forget, the frames are lightweight, but durable.
    I had a custom built Sendic F12 for almost 3 years till it got stolen... :madman: .
    Though the frame is supposed to be a racing/marathon frame, I rode it on many occassions in difficult alpine terrain, no problem at all. It even took a few nice drops without complaints.
    This is the latest version of the Sendic:


    Their hardtails are sweeeet as well:


    These guys are also represented in the US and Canada.

    so long
    oldman (neither owner, nor agent - just a big fan)
  • 08-03-2006
    Thylacine
    We offer two Scandium models, but can pretty much do anything on request.

    Here's my personal XC race bike:



    Failing that......how pretty is Ricks welding!
  • 08-03-2006
    Fat Elvis
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rickthewelder
    Oldschoolwelding (951) 956-9498

    Whoa! The rear end of that frame looks just like a tracer, without the pivots.
  • 08-03-2006
    Thylacine
    I think you might be onto something there. ;)
  • 08-05-2006
    Just J
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Fat Elvis
    Whoa! The rear end of that frame looks just like a tracer, without the pivots.

    I was just about to say that too!

    It could be the Intense HT I know a lot of Intense fans like myself would love!

    :cool:
  • 08-05-2006
    slowrider
    Duratec
    Clean looking rides but with that seat tube you had better be in love with you're saddle height.
  • 08-10-2006
    SuspectDevice
    3D and Canyon are the best and quickest custom aluminum shops in the US, hands down.
  • 10-20-2006
    jtkkz
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    :) www.sycip.com builds custom aluminum bikes

    pic of my custom AL hardtail bike
  • 10-21-2006
    Juan Speeder
    Rock Lobster does Scandium and Al frames at pretty resonable prices.

    www.rocklobstercycles.com