Oct 292010

It’s been over a year since I completed the cromoly brazing course at UBI. I thought I should send along some pictures of my “completed” bike, as I promised to do when I left.

It took a while to find somewhere to build the fork, and even longer to complete one that I thought was good enough.

Now I ride the bike every day. It’s got pretty interesting handling, probably more to do with the 68-degree seat tube and very low bottom bracket than with the 20-inch wheels. I commute to work on this thing, and carry large loads on the rack. It’s got some clearcoat on it. I’ll probably wait to have it painted until I am sure I don’t need to braze anything else on.

I’m very happy I got the time to attend UBI and learn some of the basics of frame building. I’ve since built a long-tail cargo bike, and am starting on another small-wheeled bike for my girlfriend.

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