A frame I built, then slapped some spare parts on.
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A frame I built, then slapped some spare parts on.

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  • + 27
 lol i like how it says "then slapped some spare parts on" who has that many brand new spare parts?
but that is the best home made bike i have seen. props
  • + 11
 ya, I know, I wish I had a spare 888 and avid codes laying around.
  • + 3
 yea, i was thinking that. all the parts look brand new
  • + 3
 dont forget the double barrel haha
  • + 21
 either he's rich or he robs alot of local bike shops Razz
  • + 21
 and watch out, norco might use this idea for their next team dh bike...
  • + 7
 holy shit i just realized you made this bike. this thing is fuckin sick! i thought it was some norco haha
  • + 6
 it looks nice and pretty. the best homemade frame i've ever seen,
  • + 1
 nice welding and seat mast design.
but is single pivot really the way to go?
your chain stays appears to be a touch too thin
for this aggressive build.
all im saying is if a big guy jumps on itl probly snap.
  • + 4
 Best home-made fully PB has ever seen.
  • - 2
 "home made"? seems inappropriate for a bike so well thought out and built
  • + 2
 Awesome design creative use of the tubing- the few 4130 frames Ive built rode so smooth I love its dampening quality
  • + 1
 It's funny how that is - It's almost intangible, but it really does feel good. I love my aluminum bikes (trance, Slayer, Transition), but this bike feels like it has some sort of musical quality - like it hums or something (not audibly).
  • + 1
 Agreed, I've owned two 4130 steel bikes from SWD Racing (the Crazy 8 and the 6Gun) and there is nothing like the feel of steal on rough terrain. The first time I hopped on one I thought there was something terribly wrong with the frame, but I just wasn't used to the quiet / smoothness. Sometimes I miss my steal bikes...
  • + 3
 That is f*cking awesome!!! So can I put my order in for one?!
  • + 1
 spare parts hahahahaha nice forks for them being spare?
great job though man ur talented
  • + 0
 Sir - you're THE MAN ! the way it looks plus the fact that you made it yourself equals smoky result. I honestly admire. RESPECT .
  • + 1
 nice job and 11 lbs. is quite respectable.are the tubes butted.what wall thickness. cheers, jon
  • + 0
 Thats awesome.. I see that you wrote it doesnt touch the back shock. Are you sure it looks like it less then an inch from the shock?
  • + 1
 If I pull the spring and compress the shock, the distance to the center of the shock from the bottom of the seat tube is about a 1/4" more or so than the radius of the spring. The shock doesn't really swing up much (which is where the concern would be)- it mostly moves in, towards the upper pivot. It does move a small amount up, but less than one would expect. Good question though!
  • + 1
 looks good. But is it me or does the swingarm look a bit thin for this bike?
  • + 0
 how important is that last little inch of seat post tube? always seemed a bit unneeded, and looking at some pictures i saw the new driver 8 has the same piece.
  • + 3
 Oh its SUPER important! Without it, the entire bike collapses into itself, causing a giant rift in the space time continuum. Basically the whole universe is destroyed without it.

No, there are a couple of reasons I did it that way:
1) overall symmetry - I thought it looked better with the amount above and the amount below the seat mast tubes roughly even
2) Since I bored out the seat tube to accommodate that seatpost size, there is a lip at the bottom of the seat tube, so the seat post can't be pushed down past the end of the seat tube. That keeps me from accidentally dropping the post into territory where it might interfere with the shock.
  • + 0
 awesome build. did you get inspiration from swd racing? that pivot style is just like the swd racing crazy 8 downhill bike.
  • + 0
 I have looked at the SWD frames - the implementation of the pivot appears to be similar, although I never really could see a good picture of how they are put together. There are really only a handful of simple ways to tackle a pivot in a steel frame. It's entirely possible that we did it in a similar way. Thanks for the compliment!
  • + 1
 you thinking of distributing these babies..., id buy one if you did.
  • + 1
 Awesome awesome bike superb!!!!
  • + 1
 A noob to bike mechanics but even I can tell that it's a nice design.
  • + 1
 Dude!~
That is amazing work! looks so awesome!
  • + 1
 I am speachless. Great piece!
  • + 0
 Spare parts? You call those your spare parts? Id love to see the parts you actually ride!
  • + 2
 make a hardtail frame.
  • + 1
 wow thats so cool i want one hahaha
  • + 1
 does that seatube ever hit the shock?
  • + 1
 It gets close, but doesn't touch. I think at full compression it gets around 1/4" or so of the spring.
  • + 0
 is the pedal touching the ground in this pic?
it looks very close
  • + 0
 No, this picture isn't very good. I am using a carpenters square propped up directly behind the crank and pedal, and it is black, so there is a dark patch where it seems a pedal should be. The center of the crank is actually at about 14", which is not really all that low.
  • + 0
 time to make a bb pivot 6" travel frame.
  • + 0
 To accommodate 6" of travel on a BB pivot you'd have to have very long chainstays and that is not really trick-friendly. Plus why would you ride a 6" single speedbike? you'd have to push the bike up on the slightest uphills.
  • + 0
 slopestyle. its a huge market to make money from those spoiled kids.
  • + 1
 weight?
  • + 0
 thats pretty mint looking
  • + 0
 the bb looks like its well low but the design looks cool
  • + 1
 thats dope
  • + 0
 those are some pretty nice spare parts you got
  • + 0
 SPARE PARTS
how many parts have u got?
  • + 0
 uhhhhh more or less a few shop drawers full. and some on the ground. And a few things hanging on the walls.
  • + 1
 how did u make this?
  • + 1
 really good job man
  • + 0
 congrats, you should have another project coming, like a hardtail!
  • + 0
 Curt and I are planning another HT now as well - most likely even shorter chainstays, disc mounts, and maybe a few other goodies.
  • + 0
 how much did that cost you to make? and how long did it take?
  • + 0
 frickin amazing build, major props bro
  • + 1
 did u use 4130
  • + 1
 Yesssirreee! I may play with fancier tubing at some point, but 4130 is working out pretty well for me so far.
  • + 3
 Looks like you've got the Geometry spot on. Really sick. Good job!
  • + 1
 lookin better than the new team DH bro... you should get a job doin this
  • + 4
 Am i crazy or is the BB so low that the pedal is touching the ground?
  • + 5
 It's not touching the ground - its a carpenters square that I used to prop the bike up. You can see the top of the square underneath the shock spring.
  • + 8
 you sir should start up a bike company you have some serious potential.
  • + 4
 when compressed will the shock not hit the seat tube ?
  • + 16
 those are some nice "spare parts" haha
  • + 4
 "Just threw some spare pars on it"

haha just those spare codes and 888s. haha
  • + 1
 Looks really light!! Smile
  • + 1
 Isn't the wheelbase a little bit long? Or is that just personal preference?
  • + 1
 The wheelbase is long. I'd shorten it up a little bit next time, but I wanted stability for some extra-steep trails in the area (e.g. Eula trail). The extra stability is nice to have, but getting it around sharper corners takes more effort than with a shorter bike.
  • + 1
 You could even make another swing arm for it so you switch them depending on the track. That would be sick!
It would just need some intelligent mucking about with the suspension Big Grin
  • + 2
 I really like the bike, you must have put alot of work into it.
  • + 1
 where do i order???
  • + 1
 you should seriously think about making a company bro
  • + 0
 just spare codes and 888's lmao...
  • + 1
 The worst are the Chris King hubs. Those things have to be multiplying on there own in my garage...
  • + 0
 haha holy shit
  • + 1
 amazing dude major props
  • + 0
 yeah...more of us should have a go....
  • + 0
 that looks so cool, you should start selling those
  • + 0
 how much does it wiegh>?
  • + 0
 It's around 44 lbs as shown. The frame itself is around 11 lbs. That 888 is rediculously heavy, and the DB is a bit of an anchor as well. The frame can be lightened a bit - I plan on reducing the wall thickness on the swingarm, which I believe will be strong enough for DH use, but considerably lighter.
  • - 1
 dude that could be a new norco design becasue of all the tubing looks sick
  • + 0
 did it work?
  • + 0
 whats the weight?
  • - 3
 WOW! amazing frame (bike) Smile
  • - 1
 Fantastic!

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