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Old 02-13-20, 07:12 AM
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Pantograph Bike Parts

I've been doing a bit of pantograph/engraving work on both old and new bicycle components over the last few years so I thought I'd show a few examples on here as I know a few people have asked me to post some once I'm up to the required 10 posts, so here goes......

There is a lot more than this which can be viewed on my flickr account here https://www.flickr.com/photos/pantoparts/

and I have a few on Facebook too here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1095...?ref=bookmarks










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Old 02-13-20, 07:16 AM
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Wow! That is nice work.
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Oh, now you're just teasing me. I've been looking for Coppi stuff using that specific rounded-italicized font face and I'm beating my face on a wall trying to find a stem (got a panto'd like-new Campy NR seat post recently for $72).

I have a line through a BF'er for a stem using the big blocky font, but it doesn't nicely match anything on my bike. I can't afford rings or levers so I'm not even going to bother looking for those, seat post cost half what I paid for the whole frame and fork.

Still ... absolute stonker of a job, magnificent work. You've got a natural talent!
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Wow that is superb!

What are you using to wipe it down with after the paint?
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Old 02-13-20, 02:32 PM
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Dang and blast, that's good work. Excellent layout and finish, to boot. Sweet!
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Really nice!
Love seeing modern parts getting such a great vintage treatment!

Steve in Peoria
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Amazing. I hope youíre ready to be inundated with orders!
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Originally Posted by jadocs View Post
Wow that is superb!

What are you using to wipe it down with after the paint?
Hi
i use a combination of chemicals but initially white spirits, then acetone, vinegar and some fine polish.
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i use a combination of chemicals but initially white spirits, then acetone, vinegar and some fine polish.
Outstanding, thank you.
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Old 02-13-20, 04:24 PM
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And hereís a few more recent jobs
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Gorgeous!

And high praises for not butchering up the pieces.

Contrary to the many destroyed parts as promoted on eBay from eastern Europe. Honestly, whoever is doing some of it should be locked away. Haha
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Absolute complementary perfection!
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Very nice!
Curious, what equipment do you use to do the pantographing? CNC?
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Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
really nice!
Love seeing modern parts getting such a great vintage treatment!

Steve in peoria
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Old 02-14-20, 01:15 AM
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Beautiful work. Move to Australia - please!
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Exquisite work and very appropriate design. I love seeing this kind of craftsmanship make a resurgence!
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Originally Posted by Chombi1 View Post
Very nice!
Curious, what equipment do you use to do the pantographing? CNC?
I use a mill and a cnc machine
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Dang! That is amazing. And here I was just feeling full of myself because I figured out how to adjust the cones on my front wheel....

Really, really beautiful work.
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Originally Posted by francophile View Post
Oh, now you're just teasing me. I've been looking for Coppi stuff using that specific rounded-italicized font face and I'm beating my face on a wall trying to find a stem (got a panto'd like-new Campy NR seat post recently for $72).

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Still ... absolute stonker of a job, magnificent work. You've got a natural talent!
Thankyou Iím glad you like my work and do let me know if you want me to make you a Coppi stem.
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It does take a lot to impress me but the OP's work is, indeed, impressive. Well done!
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Iíve just uploaded a short video of a Tommasini seatpost Iíve made for a customer, not my best video editing but Iíll get better the more I do....hereís the link anyway
Tommasini Pantographed Seatpost
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color me "impressed"!
The one (very minor detail) I have noticed since 'way back in the 1970s when I worked at a Trophy Shop with an in-house engraver (who dabbled in custom pantograph work on whatever the customers brought in) is that the tool is kept in a fixed plane no matter the contour of the piece. So on something like a seatpost or stem quill you get a varying depth in the cut especially on a small diameter curved 'tube'. I remember the engraver used flat master patterns (usually brass) in his old fully-mechanical pantograph and on a piece with tight (or compound) curves there sometimes was significant distortion. Enough so that customers occasionally complained and wanted refunds or "damages" payment. He just shrugged it off.

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That work changes my build intentions.
Literally.
I will be in touch.
Amazing Attention To Detail.
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Beautiful work! What are you using for paint? Specifically the red, white and green (I've got some vintage panto'd parts in need of some refreshing)
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Wow, this is incredibly well done!!!


Bravo!
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