We are a small custom hand-made bicycle frame manufacturer located in Arizona. We specialize in hand made, heat treated 6061 aluminum hard-tail frames. Almost everything is made in house from dropouts to our hand made yoke.In our line-up as of now are our urban/dirt jumper and trail frames. We decided we would show Pinkbike the process of making something truly unique. Below is the process of a custom Dual Slalom frame from the beginning to the end. All our frames are hand made by the Co-Owner Adam who is a Aerospace Certified Welder.
Here is where we start with our custom builds getting all the fine details (insert humor here)
CNC engraving the drive side chainstay
A couple of our hand made yokes and and adjustable horizontal dropouts(single speed)
Coping a Seat Stay to fit perfectly into the seat tube
Here we are coping a Down-Tube on the mill to align with Seat tube and Bottom Bracket
A complete frame laid out and ready for the magic to happen
Starting to Tack weld the frame in the Jig
A few more tack welds
Starting to throw down some bead after a few test fits and measurements
here we are paying close attention and welding the yoke and bottom bracket together
Fresh Bottom Bracket bead
Fresh Head Tube Bead
The frame is now finished and ready for heat treating
T6 hardening test
Wills Custom frame 20.9 pounds
My personal build
A few of our Demo builds, thanks to our Sponsor Kuat Racks we can roll 4 bikes deep!
Meet TWOSIXBIKES, picture from Redbull Rampage 2012.
From left to right Tyler (The crash test dummy) Adam (co-owner, founder,and Fabricator) Jim (the engineer) Brandon (co-owner,crash test dummy,director of customer engagement)