Drew at Engin builds some great bikes. TIG, lugs, fillet brazed, or any combination joining together steel, stainless and carbon fiber. You should definitely check out his thread, and then head over and check out his blog and Flickr stream.
I finished the tube fork for myself, and here it is.
Also, Cleo’s bi-lam 29er is back from paint. I got it all built up today and took some pics.
Rody at Groovy is in Smoked Out this week. One of my favorite builders, Rody comes from the old days of mountain biking when things still came in neon and you could still buy American made cnc derailleurs. Some guys only build frames, and only learn what skills they need as a means to that end. Some guys learn all the skills they can, and frames happen to be one of the endless possibilities they see in raw materials. I consider myself to be the latter, and Rody is a king amongst my people.
This just in from ECTO:
And here’s an outside pic
Nice work from Len at Figure Finishing in Manassas Park, VA.
I’m working on a road frame, but I really want to get a new fork on my mtb. So, I blew off the roadie (sorry Mike) and got started on another segmented tubular fork for me. This one’s a bit beefier than the last one, because it was just a tad delicate. Besides, I’ve learned a ton since then and I can build a much better fork. And better looking, too:) Face it, that’s what it’s really about. If it wasn’t about cool factor, we’d all be riding flat black Treks with 105 or SRAM 7.0
Here it is
Renold Yip is a Boulder Co builder that had a couple of slick commuter bikes at NAHBS in Richmond. He does really nice work and you should read about him.
I’m gonna leave you with a few pics of the road frame I’ve got going.
I would post some seat tube sleeve pics, but you’ve seen those before. Have a good one and go give Renold some love:)
I started another bi-laminate frame today. This one’s a road frame from Columbus Zona tubing. Traditional stage race geometry, it should be a real comfy ride. This one’s also going out east to ISM Racing.
All I have done are the half lugs, but here they are.