Okay Velocipedists...here goes something:
This is going to be my thread for building my first frame from scratch.
I will include pics,commentary,footnotes, and a lot of long pauses throughout the build.
At this point my lugs are on the way,(thanks Richard Sachs)
and I've been working up my (sic) geometry for a UOS road frame.
I don't expect to jump out of the gate with any likeliness to that of a pro-frame builder.
My goal (short term) is to build A FRAME.
If it turns out complete and usable...then cool...if not, then I'll do another one...learning from my mistakes.
This is MY BIKE.
When the quality and characteristics match or exceed what I'm riding now...
(out-of-the-box mass production carbon framed, ceramic bearing fitted, aftermarket wheel infused typical roadbike)
I'll then paint and build up MY new ride, and ride the effing wheels off it.
This forum has given me the knowledge to allow my autodidactic nature to take over,
yet this place (and it's builders) humble my realistic side...and show me that there is much to be learned.
A balance of ego and inquisition.
I shall seek info, aid, advice...and occasionally require a pat on the back, an occasional golf-clap, and at times a brisk shovel to the teeth.
I like metal, I like to cut and file metal, and I like to take pictures of cutting and filing metal.
<turns up 'Dead and Bloated' from STP and walks out to the shop.>
ôSo this is how the world works, all energy flows according to the whims of the great magnet." - HST