Fillet brazed steel bikes, handcrafted in Oklahoma.

Smoked Out

That’s the name of a new section of the Velocipedesalon forums that was created so each person in the framebuilding forum can tell his story, whether he’s a seasoned pro like Carl Strong or a guy in a garage just starting to roll like me.

It’s the brainchild of Richard Sachs, who seems kind of like the godfather of the framebuilding community. He explains the forum better than I:

“We have over 120 folks registered at the V Salon who are framebuilders, be they a career pro or hobbyist. I decided it would be wonderful for each and every one of them to tell his story. Not all of it. But some of it—enough so readers would get a sense of the cat, his beginnings, muses, experiences, and even favorite colors if they exist. The way it works is this: All 120+ folks were told of the project, and on a first-come, first-served basis, the builder gets to start a thread about himself and hold court. Threads will be added once or twice a week.”

So I thought it would be cool to put my name on the list and whadaya know, my turn has come around already.

So you can go here and read my write-up and the following Q&A. It’s not nearly as long as some, but there’s all of 100 people who know who I am so I wasn’t expecting to get much traffic. It’s still pretty cool and actually educational on my part as well. I’ve had a few questions that really made me think, and that’s good. While you’re there, you should read the rest of them. You’ll learn about some pretty good builders, and then head over to the Friday Night Lights section where builders post pics of their current projects every week.


2 responses

  1. Brian (#4)

    That kicks butt, man.

    May 17, 2010 at 1:30 am

  2. edozbicycles

    (#4), Lol. That’s your new nickname, man! I’m gonna call you that in my best Captain Picard voice:)

    May 17, 2010 at 2:27 am

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