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Posted: Feb 22, 2020 at 14:25 Quote
Well a single pivot full suss isn't much more complicated than a hardtail. You can make everything as hard or easy as you will really

Posted: Feb 22, 2020 at 18:07 Quote
I'm curious about that poll as well.

I've built two carbon frames that, to be honest were both meh...The first was 100% rideable, but kindy flexy in the bottom bracket. The second was much stiffer, and lighter, but the alignment was terrible and not really worth building up and riding.

There are many things to learn about frame building before you're going to be successful. The best way to learn is to get your hands dirty and give it a shot.

Posted: Feb 22, 2020 at 18:39 Quote
nearing the end of my second frame build!

just need to add a brake brace and finish off the sanding.

static geo -
62.5 hta, 77 sta, 435-450 chainstays, 515 reach, 630 stack, 140 mm fork

WZRD. Version 2
WZRD. Version 2
WZRD. Version 2
Rear end of WZRD. Version 2.
WZRD. Version 2. Parts dry fit. 62.5 hta 77 sta 435-450 cs 515 reach 140 fork

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 at 9:28 Quote
aks2017 wrote:
Question for anyone who has built or is building a bike of their own. Which, given the thread were in, is quite a few of us.

What did you think of the Poll on the main page about frame building? And when you started building bikes, what were your biggest hurdles and what got you into it?

For me it was the welding as i never worket with that so i had to learn...Ore i am learning but now i have an idea of what im doing at least. But my first frame holed up for 2 years and thats longer than manny of mine bought frames so im happy with that Smile

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 at 10:05 Quote
Finished this frame up Saturday - made it unneccesarily hard on my self with how I drew everything up so it took a whole lot more effort than I wanted it to, but I'm happy it's done now.

65 deg. HA (With 150mm fork)
76 deg. STA
622 Effective TT
Boost 148 - fits 29 x 2.6" tires
423mm Chainstays
Derailleur cable routes through the chainstay, dropper routed stealth as well.


Posted: Feb 24, 2020 at 13:17 Quote
MTBLegend92 wrote:
Finished this frame up Saturday - made it unneccesarily hard on my self with how I drew everything up so it took a whole lot more effort than I wanted it to, but I'm happy it's done now.

65 deg. HA (With 150mm fork)
76 deg. STA
622 Effective TT
Boost 148 - fits 29 x 2.6" tires
423mm Chainstays
Derailleur cable routes through the chainstay, dropper routed stealth as well.

This looks soo good! Love the head tube badge!

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 at 14:07 Quote
SleepingAwake wrote:
Love the head tube badge!

Always bonus points for a proper head-tube badge! tup

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 at 15:34 Quote
SleepingAwake wrote:
This looks soo good! Love the head tube badge!
Thanks! The guy this frame is for kinda gave me a general idea of he wanted and I drew that up, and I was able to find a lasercutting company that was pretty cheap for getting a few of those plus a bunch of the badges I put on my personal bikes, badges for my girlfriend's bikes, and several sets of the plates for the chainstay braces all cut.

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 at 18:43 Quote
This is very heavy
Lots left to do but I am pretty happy to be this far.


Posted: Feb 26, 2020 at 16:10 Quote
I respect it in the same way I respect what Mao was able to do. Shit is impressive in some very horrible way.

But no really, dope ass frame man! Gunna grab us a scale shot?

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 0:46 Quote
Hey guys

Is annyone of you stress testing your homebrew creations? what and how are you testing in case you do?

Or do you just hit the trails and hope the head tube doesn't fall off on the first double?

I'm about to finish my road bike and for now i plan to just put on my full face helmet and jump off some curbs and see if it holds up. I even have seen the ISO standard on strength requirements, but there is not much you can test without dedicated machines...

cheers, Reto

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 8:10 Quote
just finished up my new hardtail! this is the second frame ive build.

62.5 HTA, 77 STA, 515 REACH, 435-450 CS, 630 STACK

VERSION TWO. 62.5 HTA 77 STA 515 REACH 435-450 CS 630 STACK.
VERSION TWO
VERSION TWO

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 8:36 Quote
That’s a looker! Nice job!

Posted: Feb 28, 2020 at 8:50 Quote
Wooho looks really good!!!


 
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