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benana

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Sep 2019
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    Cheers man, exciting get the front triangle done. Starting to look like a bike

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    I think the final angles are a half degree steeper than intended but maybe for the best as it has a 72° seat tube now. Was a little worried it was a too slack and the seat would be too far back.

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    I did a half day yesterday and managed to do in the internal cable routing and then braze the top tube in place.

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    Dibs on arkose bars and 2nd dibs spyres if abr doesn't take them. Pm incoming

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    I have access to a tig welder and originally thought i would go down that route but after blowing loads of holes in some practice tubes I soon lost faith in my ability to do that. Respect for learning that.

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    I'm pretty happy with the progress so far. Did the head tube a few weeks ago and then the bb and seat tube last week.

    I started mitering the top tube and hopefully braze that in this week.

    I worked out the geometry a few months ago and bought all the tubes. I can't remember what I was thinking when I did but I am slightly doubting my decision. Might end up with some rouge geometry but to late to change the front end now.

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    Made myself some tube blocks

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    I've wanted to build a frame for a number of years and after seeing a few people on here doing it I decided to give it a go.

    I really want to make a touring/adventure bike but advice seems that your first bike might be a bit shit so going with something a little simpler to start.

    So this bike is going to be a fixed gear winter commuter. A sort of path racer deal. I'm interested in trying this low trail thing as well so have bought a fork with a fair bit of rake and braze ons for rack.

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    I'll take them if they are still available. Will pm

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