Apr 132010
 

Here is my bike that I built at UBI. It’s fillet brazed steel (Columbus and Reynolds from what I remember). I built it to be more of an All Mountain Singlespeed. With the Rockshox Revelation, it has a 13.75″ BB, 68.5 degree HA and 22.75″ TT. The frame weight before paint was 4lbs 1 oz. The powdercoat added 3 oz and was done by a local powdercoater using whatever was in the can at the same time (they were painting white fences so I went with the white). Total bike weight as pictured is 23.5lbs. With lighter components (smaller tires, Spinner Aeris fork), it weighs 21 lbs.

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Apr 132010
 

This is bike number one of 14 now. I chose fairly standard track geometry: 74 degree head and seat tube, 60mm of BB drop, shortest chainstays possible, and a 56cm square frame. Despite some not-so-pretty welds, I’ve been pounding this bike through the streets of Minneapolis for five years with no problems. With a Dura Ace track group it weighs 15.5 lbs. The bars are wrapped with twine and coated with polyurethane. The crank is actually a standard road model with the inner chainring tabs filed off, the headset is filed out, too, to make it threadless. Please check out the bikes I later built on my own at www.clockworkbikes.com I can’t say enough good things about UBI, it was absolutely instrumental in my start to frame building–I even went twice! Thanks, Joel

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