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    Frame builders in AK??

    Is anyone working on building their own frame(s) in Alaska. Either hobby or for sale? Would be interested in hearing about it

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    Look at Off The Chain Collective in Anchorage. Last I heard they had an o/a setup and had been taught how to use it. There's one hobbyist in Eagle River. The guys that used to build Wildfire's frames still live in Palmer.

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    Probably more as well.

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    Funny you should ask... I live in Eagle River and this year got started playing out in my garage with an OA torch. I've done modicifications to several frames, built a new lugged Cyclocross frame and I am currently working on a fatbike conversion.
    First 11 pictures in this album are of the raw CX frame. I got it to the point that it is rideable (and raced it once this fall!) but it still needs a lot of cosmetic finish work and then paint.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1102452...1527987/Bikes#
    Just this past weekend I fillet brazed new longer and offset-bend chainstays onto an old steel MTB for a 135mm hub, asymetrical fat conversion, just need to do the seatstays now. Thus far, it seems like a promosing conversion. I can post some pictures of it later if anyone is interested. Glad to talk frame construction with anyone local.

    Ive been into off-the-chain collective a few times and know one guy that volenteers there. Unless it it s a very recent addition, I would be very suprized to hear that they had the capability to do any brazing or other framebuilding repair.

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    Make that two in E.R. then. I've never actually been into OTCC. I'm just repeating rumors and speculation.

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    I've had several students from Alaska take my framebuilding class. Send me a note to my regular email address and I'll put you in touch with them. I always try to connect individuals to groups because it is likely to increase their ability to make frames.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbslim View Post
    Is anyone working on building their own frame(s) in Alaska. Either hobby or for sale? Would be interested in hearing about it
    Sure,what are interested in hearing about.




    Erik



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    Quote Originally Posted by fsesb View Post
    Sure,what are interested in hearing about.

    Erik
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    What framebuilding methods/materials have you worked with and where are you located in AK? Any photos of your work available?

    -Jason Gray
    Eagle River

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    Lugged Steel,and tiny bit of messing around with fillet brazing
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    Yes, but I don't really post here so I can't link them.

    Fat tire road bikes and crossbikes are the bulk of my limited experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrayJay View Post
    Funny you should ask... I live in Eagle River and this year got started playing out in my garage with an OA torch. Just this past weekend I fillet brazed new longer and offset-bend chainstays onto an old steel MTB for a 135mm hub, asymetrical fat conversion, just need to do the seatstays now. Thus far, it seems like a promosing conversion. I can post some pictures of it later if anyone is interested. Glad to talk frame construction with anyone local.
    Pictures and details of my in-progress fatbike conversion over in this thread;
    http://forums.mtbr.com/fat-bikes/bb-...ml#post8659335

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    Jason,
    I've got your contact info from Doug so I can email you a link to some of my photo's if you like.

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