Tag Archives: frame building

The welder will see you now: Eriksen’s Brad Bingham

“Moots got my name from that class, said come on out and weld for us. So I took a 69-cents-an-hour pay cut.” 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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A memorable name. A memorable bike. Pedalino

Sometimes the question isn’t what’s new. It’s who’s new. It’s a better question. And leads to a more interesting answer. Continue reading

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A conversation with Rob English about his 10.8-pound road bike, single-sided hubs and getting his weekends back

Rob English is focused on engineering, development and supporting production at Bike Friday, the packable bike/folding bike company based in Eugene, Oregon. That’s one job. He’s also a custom frame builder who hawks his wares under the English Cycles flag, … Continue reading

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Cyclepedia peddles iPad app: Weekly Linker, December 18, 2011

Could Cyclepedia be the most beautiful bicycle app for the iPad ever? Could be. Imagine interactive graphics and museum-quality 360-degree views of 100 fine bicycles—and being able to zoom in at 20 times magnification. Of course, my lousy satellite Internet … Continue reading

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Rob English doubles up Down Under

Bicycles come, bicycles go. (So do websites, which will eventually break a couple of the links in this article.) Two Bike Friday machines departed the production world in 2007: the SatRDay recumbent (a used one was listed on Green Gear’s … Continue reading

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Becoming a bicycle, part 4

The tubing has been bent, cut and connected. The steel heart of the bicycle has been painted. Decals have been applied. This is the frame of the Bike Friday tikit at rest, in pieces. To underline the obvious, this is … Continue reading

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