Dec 132013

I just wanted to share some photos of my finished bike. This project was a huge thrill for me, and I’m really grateful to all the fine instructors I had at UBI, especially Joseph, Ron, Steve and Dylan. Thanks so much!

(paint by: Bill Davidson)

 Posted by at 8:39 am
Oct 252012

THANK YOU for teaching me all I now know about bikes and bike building. Here, at long last, is the first result of my adventures in your mechanics and framebuilding classes from this spring.

Keith [Anderson], as you can see, did a magnificent job of making my fillets look far more fluid than they are in brass alone. The fork, unfortunately, is a purchased Bontrager touring fork which saved me having to set up right away for brazing and allowed me to get this put together much sooner (if four months is considered soon)!

 Posted by at 4:10 pm
Oct 032012

Some major miles …errr, kms…already!

Greetings from SF & 835kms later.. (I think that’s ~515 imperial miles) The bike & I made it in yesterday after leaving a week ago, so it’s holding up. It now looks a tad more used than the attached pic.

[Editor's note: Tai is from Australia and rode this bike from Ashland to San Francisco after class, on his way home!]

 Posted by at 10:31 am
May 152012

I took your Titanium Frame building Class this past winter. And I am happy to report that my new bike is complete!
I would like to present:Fooly’s Super Stinky Head
This is my new daily commuter/road bike and Cycle Cross bike. This is the bike I plan on spending all my time on, from commuting to work, my winter training, and even racing on. This bike I plan on keeping for a very long time. Thanks UBI for making my dream a reality!

Dan “Fooly” Acosta

 Posted by at 4:39 pm
May 232011

Lugged steel, two-speed.

It fits, rides fine and true, comfortable; its just plain fun! Stem made by Tony Pereira. Sturmey Archer 2-speed kick-back, no-coaster-brake hub, in wheel I built, with just enough mechanical advantage to help me pedal up and over Seattle’s many moraines. UBI DT Swiss front wheel. Other miscellaneous new and used parts. Painting highlights are giant red indian paintbrush, Castilleja miniata, by Nicole. Thanks to UBI faculty and staff for a great experience, superb facility, and instructors extraordinaire – Joseph Ahearne, Tony Pereira, Ron Sutphin.

 Posted by at 3:05 pm
May 052011

Thought I would send a couple of photographs of the finished bicycle from the frame I built at UBI last August (sans fenders). I took it for a couple mile ride for the first time today. It still needs a little adjusting but it is clear to me that this bike is head and shoulders above anything I have ever had before. The next bike will be even better.
Thanks for everything,

 Posted by at 5:06 pm
Jan 202011

I’m happy to be riding the frame built at the Portland, UBI Brazing class, July 2010. The bike was built to be an “all-arounder” with plenty of gearing and a comfortable position. It has a mix of Campy components, Paul brakes, Brooks Saddle, and a custom chro-moly front rack. With just a bit over 100 miles, the bike is proving to do, what it was designed for, really well. Many thanks to Ron Sutphin, Tony Pereira, and the UBI staff. My experiences this past summer were very memorable!!

Jim Duncan
St. Louis, Missouri

 Posted by at 9:24 am