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Bens big cargo bike

20" BMX, 26" custom frame, bicycle, brazed, cargo bike, courier, custom built bicycle frame, custom built hard tail street frame, custom forks, custom frame, custom mtb bicycle frame, custom tips, hand built bicycle frame, hand built custom bicyles, machinery, messenger, primate frame, tig bike frame set up, Welded, Wet Sprayed, workshop0 comments

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Well here is another build that is a little different , Ben asked me to build him a cargo bike that needed to fill a few specific requirements he wanted the handling and response that you get from a pull pull cable steering sys and a big carry bed but most importantly it had to be very strong as he would be carrying around his most precious asset his new born son. So I set to work creating his super cargo frame, I have been very happy with my cargo bike and but i was very glad to have this opportunity to improve a few things with this build. with all one off complex builds there are always many challenges to deal with and this build was no different but the end results have come up to and bettered my expectations and I am very much looking forward to seeing the complet bike built up and running. Well if you live in Brisbane look out for a crazy green cargo bike rolling the streets.
Stay upright 😉

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6″ is more than enough

26" custom frame, bicycle, brazed, custom built bicycle frame, custom built hard tail street frame, custom mtb bicycle frame, custom tips, downhill bike, hand built bicycle frame, hand built custom bicyles, machinery, primate frame, single speed, tig bike frame set up, Welded, workshop4 comments

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Well it has been a couple of years since I first came up with the idea of building a short travel bike . lots of time spent on auto cad working out angles geo and clearances, originally I had planed to get some plates CNC cut and have the swing arm as a bolt together unit but as happens I kept putting other (paid jobs) ahead of this build . I have been working on a new suspension frame design with a good mate who is a gun when it comes to suspension design so I figured now was a good time to revisit my half finished frame re working the swing arm design to be more in tune with the style of frames I am planing to build in the future. To this end I learnt a lot and I’m very happy with the end result, I’m looking forward to seeing how she performs on the trail.

Stay up right 😉

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A private build for Bob

26" custom frame, bicycle, brazed, columbus tubing, custom frame, custom mtb bicycle frame, hand built bicycle frame, hand built custom bicyles, refurbished bicycle, Welded, Wet Sprayed0 comments

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This project came to me from Bob at Stanmore cycles . The original request was to replace the seat tube on his custom XC hard tail , when I got the frame and saw the rust that had eaten thrue the seat tube and the fact that there was other rust holes on the seat stays I was loth to repair what was very lightly to be a rust bucket thrue the rest of the frame as well , after extensive discussions with Bob we decided to build a new frame . Bob wanted the geo to be exactly the same as his previous frame , I clocked it up in my old jig witch I like to use for this type of build as when it is all set up it stays clocked till the new tubes slid in and presto a dead copy is born , after clocking the old frame up I did find some pretty funky angles going on (75deg seat on a XC frame ? ) and a pretty high BB but even though I tried to convince Bob that a few Tweaks to the geo would make for a better handling bike more comfortable ride he was set on keeping to the original design so I did just that , the only changes where room for a slightly wider wheel and the addition of disc tabs and a brace bridge to support it . With the additional disc tab + bridge and a slightly thicker wall seat stay to handle the loads of disc brakes we where only 10 grams heaver than the original frame ,happy with that .
She is off getting the star enamblers beauty treatment at the moment and Bob should be riding her very soon .
Stay upright 😉

The little rig is growing

26" custom frame, bicycle, downhill bike, hand built bicycle frame, hand built custom bicyles, Welded, workshop0 comments

Hear are a couple of shots of my latest project as it starts to the shape up .

This is my little rig she is a 6” travel duel suspension frame, I designed this one based a single pivot suspension sys with a 200mm air shock.

I wanted a simple suspension sys that was effective and didn’t rely on the shock to provide all the performance of the suspension, to this end I went for a direct BB pivot based around a set of profile cranks basically I have an American press fit bmx bb shell on the frame. I then have two CNC’d plates that carry the same size bearings in them as are on the BB. They then fit on the 19mm axle and bolt the swing arm together.

All in all a nice clean sys that runs on solid bearings and does not have a crap load of linkages to flog out or be maintained.

I have learnt a lot from building my big rig about how to design component to be easy to fabricate as it is all fine to design a very elaborate sys but it is a very referent thing to then produce said piece especially if they are only single units, things starts getting very expensive when you go down this road.

Big John is fabricating the plates for the suspension for me at the moment, meanwhile im working my way thru the rest of the build. The front triangle went together very well and looks the business. The rear swing arm has worked out well so far I have a bit to go on it yet but that is the best bit of building a completely new design, working out how to build it and seeing it evolve into the vision in my head.

I have been enjoying this build so far and I am looking forward to seeing this one on the trails.

Keep an eye out for future posts as it all comes together .

Tarn

Keep upright..

Ronnie’s 26″ single speed

26" custom frame, brazed, columbus tubing, custom built bicycle frame, custom tips, single speed0 comments

Ronnies ECC SS mtb, the tips are custom designed and fabricated in house, sexy little buggers. The frame is columbus 8-5-8 main Phil Woods, ECC BB she is very light and looks well hot. Getting painted at the moment,  it’s going to be a very sweet ride, will put up shots when she is rolling.

Ronnie's 26" single speed

26" custom frame, brazed, columbus tubing, custom built bicycle frame, custom tips, single speed0 comments

Ronnies ECC SS mtb, the tips are custom designed and fabricated in house, sexy little buggers. The frame is columbus 8-5-8 main Phil Woods, ECC BB she is very light and looks well hot. Getting painted at the moment,  it’s going to be a very sweet ride, will put up shots when she is rolling.

Licorice All Sort

26" custom frame, downhill bike, primate frame0 comments

Just got my baby back from Star Enamel, Pete really went to town on this one. The pictures don’t do it justice. Can’t wait to see it built up and rolling.

The back end

26" custom frame, downhill bike, primate frame0 comments

More Star Enamel goodness on the swing and bars, It’s my licorice allsort bike, sweet and tasty.

Matt’s Frame & Build

26" custom frame, brazed, primate frame0 comments

Matt’s hustler built up and ready to roll. This is how the new tips look on the finished bike, tasty. Matt chose gold, silver and yellow for his colour combo.

Matt's Frame & Build

26" custom frame, brazed, primate frame0 comments

Matt’s hustler built up and ready to roll. This is how the new tips look on the finished bike, tasty. Matt chose gold, silver and yellow for his colour combo.

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