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Stainless Steel for stick bike

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This is my latest bike. I've built two others using the same technique.





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Very nice Keith! I like your frame-building technique very much.
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Hello,
I've lost the beginning of my reply, but I drew the bike out full size from scale sketches & built a jig from a thick, flat piece of kitchen worktop, which was then used for the TIG welding & for bonding the CF tubes in place. I think this is much easier than trying to build a vertical jig. I have a decent lathe & small milling machine, which are really essential to get accurate cuts & to machine down the CF (extraction essential) & head tube, etc. The rear swing arm is off a Diamondback Outlook from about 2006. Another bike was built using the swing arm off a Marin East Shore from about 1998. Both these original bikes have the advantage of simple swivel bearings. The chain tube supports are mini rose joints from off R/C road buggies & help to increase the steering lock, which isn't very much & not good around town streets, but I avoid these anyway.   The front caliper is cable actuated but internally hydraulic & seems much better than plain cable discs. The rear V brake pads are mounted on thickish ally angle extensions, to enable running a 700 wheel. Not very effective but adequate. Generally I am very pleased with the bike.
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