FRAME BUILDING. WHAT’S THE PROCESS?
WHATS`S THE FRAME BUILDING PROCESS LIKE?
Build a hand-crafted steel bike frame is a project we made in collaboration with the client. Everything starts with a conversation to understand their needs and requirements.
EVERYTHING MATTERS DURING THE DESIGN AND FRAME BUILDING PROCESS
The way you ride, how you climb, how you descend, whether you ride solo or in a group, their preferences, your current or previous bikes, your references, your physical condition, the numberand intensity of weekly rides, and much more: All of these factors come into play. That’s why no two frames are the same.
Each frame is designed and built for a particular person and purpouse. Thanks to our experience we can design and build the bike that best suits to your needs.
FROM PAPER TO REALITY
From there, we begin defining the geometry and the design of the bicycle, choosing always the tubes set that best suits your project. To complete the design for the custom bike, we use various computer software programs that allow us to do a proper, accurate work.
We work with Bikecad, Solid Works, Autocad, and, of course, we combine it with traditional tools like set squares, rulers, and compasses. Duting the design, we’ll incorporate the different components and accesories that will be used in the final assembly.
One the design has been completed and confirmed by customer, we getting to the real deal. The fabrication can take more than 40 -60 hours depending on the complexity of the project.
We use a welding technique called fillet brazing, where we add a filler material in form of a rod (brass or silver), applying the precise temperature with the torch until we melt the filler material and joint the tubes. This fillet is then sanded and almost polished, thus achieving a better distribution of stresses at the tube junction.