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    Thanks...I'll have to look into that. I'm actually an avid mountain biker, along with enjoying metalworking. I really want to build a a bike frame, even something really simple to get started.

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    I love the choppers and the 'bent being built from other stuff. Very cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazlx View Post
    Thanks...I'll have to look into that. I'm actually an avid mountain biker, along with enjoying metalworking. I really want to build a a bike frame, even something really simple to get started.
    You could do a lugged road or cross bike. Do you weld? That would open up more options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    You could do a lugged road or cross bike. Do you weld? That would open up more options.
    I do weld, looking for another tig right now. Just down to my O/A setup and my mig. I've seen mountain bikes done with just fillet-brazed tubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donoharm View Post
    here's one for ya
    That is awesome, a rebar bike, hah cant beat that.

    Quote Originally Posted by chopped58 View Post
    Amazing work Zank! This one i built from plans from a site called Atomic Zombie, and some scrap frames.

    Very cool.



    Do they make any "kit form" bikes?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqznby View Post
    Do they make any "kit form" bikes?
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    No kit bikes that I know of, but they have pretty good step by step instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqznby View Post
    Do they make any "kit form" bikes?
    Thanks
    Brad sells plans. Most parts are hackable from regular bikes. Lots of fun designs. Don't expect boutique building there! This is a fun site for garage hackers. Great site.
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    Here's my fillet brazed polo/commuter. Half lug at BB/Chainstay only. Satin Black Pearl powdercoat.
    650B wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopped58 View Post
    No kit bikes that I know of, but they have pretty good step by step instructions.
    Do you have a link for them?
    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by bert the welder View Post
    Brad sells plans. Most parts are hackable from regular bikes. Lots of fun designs. Don't expect boutique building there! This is a fun site for garage hackers. Great site.
    www.atomiczombie.com
    Very cool. I'll have to go the dump and find a bike to cut up.

    Thansk guys, I appreciate the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donoharm View Post
    here's one for ya
    I am so building one of these... the beach rats (thievin' homeless by the pier) will have a fit when I catch them on this after they try to steal it.

    Freakin' cool - thanks for posting the motivation for a great idea. Pictures to follow one day.

    RMR

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    awesome thread Zank, love the precision.
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    Bike we built on out spare lunch brakes at work. Took like 2 months. Cause we only had 1/2 hour brakes to work on it...
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    Bought a bike motor kit on eBay. And built it into the design pedals are still on the bike so it can still be used on the streets as a bicycle.
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    Finished product (before attaching chain)...but we would up changing to color to flat black and lowering to front handlebars. Over time we didn't like the metallic red. I don't have an update pic tho.
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    That's pretty slick. Did it handle pretty well?

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    Your work is outstanding, no question.
    Did you attend NAHMBS this year?

    I *might* get a booth at Interbike this year, but i haven't decided just yet...
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    Thanks!

    I did NAHBS Richmond and Austin. I've decided there are better avenues to spend my marketing budget.

    Are you planning on selling through shops? If not, I don't know if Interbike is the best bang for the buck. If you decide to go though, let me know so that I can stop by your booth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7A749 View Post
    I take it your lugs are cast Ti?

    Never seen this done, ever. Always wondered how it was.

    Again, really sweet work.
    Thanks! This is all steel.

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    I'm an open book. Fire away with any questions!

    I do both powder and wet paint depending on the customer and bike style. The road bikes are generally wet paint whereas the mountain bikes are mostly powder. The cross bikes are more split between the two depending on what the client wants. Powder is a bunch less expensive.

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    I don't do any paint work myself. It all goes out.
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    Are you doing the Z in each lug by hand with a file? They look remarkably consistent for that method.

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    Nah, I have a guy who does the engraving for me. I'd go crazy doing all of those by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zank View Post
    Thanks!

    I did NAHBS Richmond and Austin. I've decided there are better avenues to spend my marketing budget.

    Are you planning on selling through shops? If not, I don't know if Interbike is the best bang for the buck. If you decide to go though, let me know so that I can stop by your booth.
    Well, really what I am getting into is logo and branding work within the industry. I also have been doing some brand work in the beer industry. So me 'target' for interbike isn't shops, but brand managers/marketing guys, if that makes sense. In fact, I am working on a proposal now to design and build some trade show booth pieces.
    I have a few projects in the proposal phase, wish me luck!

    This is an example of a series of 50 of these I did for a local brewery, if it helps explain.


    And this is a similar design for a local electric shop:


    And these kinds of things for retail sales:




    and tons more.
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    Very cool! Good luck with everything!

    Now knowing a little more about what you are hoping to get out of Interbike, I don't think having a booth there would be the best strategy. Everybody is so distracted. It's tough to hold anybody's attention there for more than a few minutes. Plus, the marketing folks are not out walking around much. They are stuck in their own booths. You might have better luck attending the show as a non-buyer (about $500) and setting up appointments with some targeted potential clients before you get to Vegas. It's a great opportunity to have a lot of marketing people in one place. But I know how busy those 5 days are. Anyway, that's just a thought.

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    Yeah, that's why i am being a little ambivalent. I have attended interboke on/off for 20 years (since Anaheim?). All it takes is one project to make it worth it, and it gives a TON of credibility for follow up proposals and contacts. (I would be displaying larger piece examples of industry work, it will be quite eye catching)
    Most of my 'work' would be done riding with folks I know at On Dirt, lunches, after hours, advocacy bowling, etc...

    full shmooze mode.
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