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Frame building pictures
« on: April 20, 2012, 09:57:07 pm »
Now then people

Here is a link to a blog by Chris Vernon who recently attended one of my framebuilding courses. He has some cracking pics of what he did for those interested in this sort of thing.

http://chrisvernon.co.uk/2012/04/building-a-bicycle-frame-with-dave-yates-day-1/

Mods, if you think this would be better in the sticky topic feel free to shift it.

Cheers

Dave Yates
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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 10:11:31 pm »
:thumbsup:

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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 10:36:55 pm »
I already have a new frame recently and now I'm jealous.  ::-)

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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 10:38:35 pm »
Coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool! 8)
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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 11:12:36 pm »
I really want to do this one day... no, I really will do this one day!

Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 09:37:14 am »
Lovely stuff.
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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 05:40:37 pm »
I know that if I get to the end of my life without having a stab at making my own bicycle frame, I'll feel incomplete.
'Something....something.... Something about racing bicycles, but really a profound metaphor about life itself.'  Tim Krabbé. Possibly

Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2012, 06:17:59 pm »
Harry Quinn course in 1986.  Harry is on the right and his son Peter is on the left.  Course was at Manorbier, Pembrokeshire.  I built a good old fashioned road track frame, ie a track frame with eyes and clearance for mudguards.  Of course frame tubes look skinny compared with the huge tubing popular today, and the round section forks look spindly but it is a thing of understated elegance.  26 years on and you bet I still have it.

I met Dave Yates at York a few years ago.  He was interested to meet somebody who had done the Harry Quinn course.


Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 07:42:25 pm »
I have a sneaking suspicion that the elegance of steel frames and classic layouts will make a come back.
Get a bicycle. You will never regret it, if you live- Mark Twain

Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 08:37:17 pm »
I don't think they ever went away...

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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 11:20:42 pm »
I'm very impressed.
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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2012, 09:44:38 am »
Dave - Suzi's bike has been built up and in use pretty much daily since about October.... unfortunately she's not managed to dedicate enough time to clean it to her exacting standards in order to get a photo off to you!  In a nutshell, it looks great and works great.
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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2012, 09:50:05 am »
Dave - Suzi's bike has been built up and in use pretty much daily since about October.... unfortunately she's not managed to dedicate enough time to clean it to her exacting standards in order to get a photo off to you!  In a nutshell, it looks great and works great.
Your wife built a bike on Dave Yates's course? Or something along those lines? In that case want to see this bike (and your wife too!) at the Grain Barge on Wednesday Thursday whatever day it is we've settled on.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 09:51:25 am »
Dave - Suzi's bike has been built up and in use pretty much daily since about October.... unfortunately she's not managed to dedicate enough time to clean it to her exacting standards in order to get a photo off to you!  In a nutshell, it looks great and works great.
Your wife built a bike on Dave Yates's course? Or something along those lines? In that case want to see this bike (and your wife too!) at the Grain Barge on Wednesday Thursday whatever day it is we've settled on.

You may have seen it already but forgotten - on the tasty cheddar audax last year? Pale blue with disc brakes and drop bars.

I'll try and pursuade her to come down for a pie and a pint, but she's mental busy with this teacher training malarky.
Brummie in exile (may it forever be so)

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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 09:57:52 am »
I remember seeing the two of you outside the Nova Scotia but not sure which were your bikes. I think by the time I arrived you were probably ready to go!

Good luck to her with the teacher training.
An ungovernable laughter, a joyous agitation which makes the summer stretching before you seem like an unrolling canvas on which you might draw those first rude pure strokes that are free. (Capote)

Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2012, 07:58:05 pm »
Hello - I'm Chris, the frame in the blog is mine.  Thanks for the interest.

It's with Argos for painting at the moment, handy as I live in Bristol.  As it seems a few other folk do too!  I'll put up another blog as soon as I get it built up.   8)

Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2012, 07:50:57 am »
Dave - Suzi's bike has been built up and in use pretty much daily since about October.... unfortunately she's not managed to dedicate enough time to clean it to her exacting standards in order to get a photo off to you!  In a nutshell, it looks great and works great.

Hi Graham

Glad Suzi's bike is working well. dont worry about "clean" lets have some pics ;D

Dave Yates
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Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2012, 04:11:06 pm »
Wonderful thread  -  many thanks for posting the blog and pics!

Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2012, 04:49:52 pm »
^^ Tom Board ??!! (Hope you're not looking for tips on building frames....!)
'Something....something.... Something about racing bicycles, but really a profound metaphor about life itself.'  Tim Krabbé. Possibly

Re: Frame building pictures
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012, 10:31:57 pm »
Finally got around to building up my new frame this weekend, scavenged the Ultegra groupset from my old carbon bike.