Fillet brazed steel bikes, handcrafted in Oklahoma.

Gettin’ back on the blog horse

I’ve slipped on keeping up with this, and I’m sorry. I finished up Jack’s bi-lam 29er, spent a lot of time trying to finish rewiring the Dart, went to NAHBS and started another frame.

Here’s a mediocre phone picture of what is undoubtedly one of my best frames. A mix of Columbus Zona, True Temper OX Platinum and Dedacciai Zero Due with some good  ol’ 4130 mixed in. Internal brake cable routing and Black Cat Swinger dropouts. I’ll try to get some good pictures after it’s painted.

I started a 700c commuter bike recently, and it’s pretty basic. Fillet brazed, track dropouts and rack/fender mounts.

In the back ground you can see my new (old) arbor press. My buddy Nathan scored it for $30 on my behalf from a fab shop next to his office that was liquidating all it’s gear. Thanks, Nathan. More posts up soon, but that’s it for now.

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2 responses

  1. I hear custom-made steel frames are very comfortable and durable.

    Where can we see, test-ride and buy one?

    June 5, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    • edozbicycles

      Well, they can be as durable and comfortable as you and your builder agree on. There are certainly cases where the customer wants the lightest possible frame they can get, and that can sacrifice durability. “Light, strong and cheap. Pick two.” – Keith Bontrager
      As far as seeing one, with custom bikes the riders are the showroom. The bike isn’t built before you buy, so can’t really test ride the one that’s made special for you. There’s a lot of trust involved, so finding a builder that you click with is important.

      June 5, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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