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TiHabanero 09-07-18 07:29 PM

Paterek Manual for bikingman
 
Bikingman, I am not a professional builder, simply a hobbyist, and have only done 3 frames. I started out with zero knowledge of brazing other than what I recalled from high school shop class decades ago, and it amounted to nearly nothing other than the filler follows the heat.

I believe you will benefit greatly from the Paterek Manual available from Henry James at henryjames.com. I have the 2nd edition in paper form from 2000, and read it from front to back before ordering tubes or equipment. Every single detail is covered in that manual. It is what allowed me to build my first 2 frames successfully.

I also went exclusively with Henry James lugs and True Temper tubing from them after talking with a couple of professional builders. They said the quality, fit and easy clean up of the lugs will be in my best interest. True Temper is no longer available, but they have Columbus, which is top shelf stuff.

I built 2 frames in 2001 and nothing other than 3 drop out replacements for friends until this year. Built a frame for my daughter, made an enormous amount of mistakes this time around, not sure why, but I did. It is all good now and tomorrow I add some rack tabs to the frame and prep for paint.

Consider this a friendly Public Service Announcement or some such thing.

Andrew R Stewart 09-07-18 09:25 PM

Agree with the above advice. You are obviously eager and some of us get weary of the same questions (that many before you have asked) at too fast a pace. My I suggest asking question a day instead of many at once? Andy

unterhausen 09-08-18 07:50 AM

the first edition is available free on Paterek's website

bikingman 09-08-18 09:54 AM


Originally Posted by TiHabanero (Post 20553440)
Bikingman, I am not a professional builder, simply a hobbyist, and have only done 3 frames. I started out with zero knowledge of brazing other than what I recalled from high school shop class decades ago, and it amounted to nearly nothing other than the filler follows the heat.

I believe you will benefit greatly from the Paterek Manual available from Henry James at henryjames.com. I have the 2nd edition in paper form from 2000, and read it from front to back before ordering tubes or equipment. Every single detail is covered in that manual. It is what allowed me to build my first 2 frames successfully.

I also went exclusively with Henry James lugs and True Temper tubing from them after talking with a couple of professional builders. They said the quality, fit and easy clean up of the lugs will be in my best interest. True Temper is no longer available, but they have Columbus, which is top shelf stuff.

I built 2 frames in 2001 and nothing other than 3 drop out replacements for friends until this year. Built a frame for my daughter, made an enormous amount of mistakes this time around, not sure why, but I did. It is all good now and tomorrow I add some rack tabs to the frame and prep for paint.

Consider this a friendly Public Service Announcement or some such thing.

Thanks, TiHabanaro, this is a great book from a quick look over. I'll get to reading the first edition right away. And thanks from the plug on Columbus tubing - definitely a great first choice (given the True Tempers aren't available). Good luck adding the rack tabs!

bikingman 09-08-18 10:04 AM


Originally Posted by unterhausen (Post 20553983)
the first edition is available free on Paterek's website

Got it. This is awesome, thank you. I'll go ahead and read the first ed. after a $3 donation - then consider the latest to keep my knowledge up to date. Thanks again.

bikingman 09-08-18 10:07 AM


Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart (Post 20553607)
Agree with the above advice. You are obviously eager and some of us get weary of the same questions (that many before you have asked) at too fast a pace. My I suggest asking question a day instead of many at once? Andy

Very much understood, I'm sure this reading will fill many gaps and I'll keep questions to one a day at most as recommended. Thanks so much for your help so far

Andrew R Stewart 09-08-18 06:47 PM

Sorry if I was a tad gruff. I had a hard day and while I wanted to offer advice to you I burned out after a question or two . I'll go back and reply after this weekend (work is hosting the first UCI c1 CX race in NA and it's all hands on deck). Andy


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