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Frame builder/repairer, Cardiff area

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Topic: Frame builder/repairer, Cardiff area
Posted By: Andrew S
Subject: Frame builder/repairer, Cardiff area
Date Posted: 21 August 2018 at 1:24pm
I'm passing on the following from Paul Niewenhuis in Cardiff

Quote I have just bought a very rare Ovel Velocita and it looks beautifully made with excellent components. However, a previous owner has 'improved' on the design by removing the under-seat remote steering and attaching new handlebars with a long stem directly on the steerer tube. This makes it very difficult to get on an off the bike, so - also for reasons of originality of such a rare device - I would like to return it to its original specification. The frame is aluminium and it needs a bit of welding. So, do you know of any frame-builder sympathetic to recumbents - and ideally not too far away from Cardiff - who I could approach to do the job?

Any info appreciated.

If anyone can help I'll pass on any replies.

Posted By: RoyMacdonald
Date Posted: 21 August 2018 at 8:13pm
That's funny, a couple of days ago I tweeted Paul and asked if he was the same person who took the Edinburgh Velodrome photos. Must have awakened his interest in bikes again. He retweeted a video of the 2018 World Championships I tweeted him. 

Paul Nieuwenhuis was born in the Netherlands and studied in Australia, Belgium, Spain and Scotland, where he obtained his PhD from Edinburgh University.

After a spell in consultancy, carrying out projects for most of the world's car and truck makers and acting as a special advisor on state aid in the automotive industry to the European Commission (DGIV), he joined the Centre for Automotive Industry Research (CAIR) at Cardiff University in 1990.

CAIR specialises in the economic and strategic aspects of the world automotive sector, giving it a rare overview of the industry. The centre has attracted contracts from car manufacturers, suppliers and governments, world-wide. Here he also developed his special interest in the problems of making personal mobility compatible with the need for sustainability. In 2001 he became a founder member of the ESRC-funded Centre for Business Responsibility, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University.

He co-created an innovative course in Motoring Journalism together with the highly regarded Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and is also a director - in partnership with colleagues at the Cardiff School of Engineering - of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University. 


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