Bicycle Frame Building Tools

May 6, 2010 · 2 comments

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There are many specialty tools used to build a bicycle frame. Some of them are shown here in the photos that I took while at the UBI Chromoly Brazing Frame Building class.

They are quite handy to have but aren’t accessible to a beginning frame builder. The expense is too great to go and buy everything needed to get started; too expensive for me anyway.

Dropout Fixture

I’ll be building my own fixtures as I go forward. I’ll show you how I do it and how I would improve on them the next time. Someday I’ll own these tools but for now I’ll make my own.

Fork Fixture


Brake Boss Fixture

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1 DanR May 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Did you read about the PDX guy who wants to create a framebuilders club to help small builders pool resources?

http://bikeportland.org/2010/05/04/ubi-grad-looks-to-start-framebuilder-club/

2 Dan May 7, 2010 at 8:46 am

I did see that, waiting for details. It’s a great idea and I’m all for it.

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