Category Archives: Becoming a bicycle

Rebuilt in central Illinois: the Royal Scot

Dave inserted the Royal Scot back into the flow of history, creating something sure to confuse anyone trying to identify this particular model. Continue reading

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Les confessions du snob de selle

Every once in a while, you realize your imagination has its limits. Your flexible mind, capable of intuiting many potential solutions to the same challenge, is faced with something that cannot, in any way, be a solution to that challenge. … Continue reading

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Frame building for credit at the University of Iowa

Historically, frame building often begins with brazing the first frame. But TIG welding is a more universal skill in terms of application. You don’t braze a trailer hitch, for instance; you weld it. Continue reading

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Chroming the Boxer: Jack Trumbull makes it shine

“When I send a frame to the plater, it looks exactly like when I get it back. It takes hours and hours of polishing. ” Continue reading

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Chroming the Boxer: Mitch Hull makes a few changes

You’re right on the satisfaction–and right that there have been a few changes. Continue reading

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Top nine bicycle-related phenomenons of ancient history

The ancients were busy inventing time travel–transmitting their thoughts to younger minds and then to papyrus and paper for the illumination of later generations. The bicycle could wait. Continue reading

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Enter the junk box: The Schwinn Sports Tourer

I’ve had junk boxes with bicycle parts in them for as long as I’ve had bicycles. The first box, established around 1971, contained one thing: a broken coaster brake axle. The only reason I kept that was to look upon … Continue reading

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