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How to build a lugged steel frame, with pics

Old 04-29-08, 05:11 PM
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This is inspiring. Nice color, man.
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Old 04-30-08, 01:18 PM
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Cassave, Thanks for the best thread ever. Beautiful work.
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Old 04-30-08, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by velomateo View Post
Cassave, Thanks for the best thread ever. Beautiful work.
Thanks and so far it seems people are enjoying it.

I'm building it up in the next day or so, so I'll probably
have the classic white garage door shots up on Monday at the latest.
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I'll probably
have the classic white garage door shots up on Monday at the latest.
Are you going to build that too?

Excellent pictures.
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Old 04-30-08, 02:47 PM
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Ok, I'm taking notes for when I have my custom frame built, you've just created pretty much my ideal ride. Just enough stainless, perfect color, geometry, and it's even my size!
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Old 04-30-08, 05:26 PM
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Man oh man! When this thread is finished with completed build shots, I'm downloading each and every photo from it so it can keep amazing me well into the future!

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Old 05-01-08, 09:29 PM
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It was great to follow the step by step progress, with photos too.

From this:







to this:



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Old 05-02-08, 12:42 AM
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I want to lick this frame.
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Old 05-03-08, 07:54 PM
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I want to see it built up.

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Old 05-05-08, 10:32 AM
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Finished.
About 100 miles accumulated over two morning rides.

Thanks for you're interest, good questions and kind words.














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Old 05-05-08, 10:47 AM
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^^^^ I wants!
That is a gorgeous bike!
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Outstanding!
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GREAT looking bike!!!!!
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Awesome! Gorgeous piece of work! I really dig the down tube cable stops....very nice touch.

This is one of the most informative threads I've ever come across on BF.

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Old 05-05-08, 11:14 AM
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OH MY GOSH!! I'm in LOVE!!!
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It's like jewelry that you can ride. Very nice.
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Absoultly a beautiful job. Trully a master craftsman.
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:thunk:

Now I need a nap.
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You sir, are a bike god! :bow down:

Amazing work, and even more so that you took the time to document the process for us!!
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Fantastic job!!!!
...can you build me one now? I'd like a green and silver in a 54cm.
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That's right up there with the most gorgeous bikes I've ever seen. I mean WAY up there.
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Fantastic job!!!!
...can you build me one now? I'd like a green and silver in a 54cm.
Make that 2, and I'm not even picky about the color.
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Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
Here's a couple questions.

1. Any reason for using paste flux instead of the in-gas flux?
These are actually two very different types of welding.

When using a paste flux in this type of welding, the paste is applied to both sides of the metal to be joined (think of sweat soldering copper water pipes) the filler material is wicked into the weld joint thru capillary action. This is why when you look at the pictures of the welded joints you only see a very thin line of the filler material.

When you use a inline fluxer, the only area cleaned by the flux is the area contacted by the flame. This allows for a very precise weld bead. It looks like a tig weld. This would be inappropriate for welding a lugged frame. If you want to weld a fillet welded frame, a inline fluxer would work great.
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Absolutely, stunningly, gorgeous!!!
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