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Old 05-04-2019, 07:50 AM
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Default Beautiful Work, Thanks!

Sorry for a rabbit hole question, but how were the internal frame rivets bucked, looking at the jig, custom designed tooling would be expected.

Maybe it is obvious to other builders but I am new
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:44 AM
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Very impressive Thomas. Iím ready to build one, but would need a full suspension model. Do you have any plans to design a full suspension bike? Also curious what aircraft aluminum construction dictates as far as Q factor on the bottom bracket.
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Old 05-04-2019, 08:47 AM
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Thanks guys,

It runs great, climbs like nothing else and I am beating my personal best (and that of others) on my weekly circle every time I try. It is fast, super stiff and so much fun.
You forgot "It's badass too".

Excellent job! Congratulations!
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Old 05-04-2019, 12:53 PM
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Hello Bill

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how were the internal frame rivets bucked, looking at the jig, custom designed tooling would be expected.
Yepp, and tungsten bucking bars, broomsticks, plastic foam and a carefully planed sequence. It was actually one of the most challenging things when building.
Some rivets had to be replaced by Cherry Rivets because I could not come up with a way of bucking them.


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Old 05-04-2019, 04:01 PM
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That thing is beautiful. How do you get any riding done as I'm sure you are constantly being asked about it.

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Thanks guys,
The bike was designed around me, so frame-size and geometry will simply not fit everybody. It is really a good idea to offer plans then?
If you are 6'4" and a little north of 250# you already have a buyer!
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Old 05-04-2019, 10:46 PM
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Or 6'4" and 175- I'm in!
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:43 AM
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Default Wow. Amazing workmanship

Very nice Lucas. Congratulations on a beautiful and functional design.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:23 AM
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Very cool. I would build one.

I concur: a folding design would be wonderful.
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Old 05-05-2019, 08:23 AM
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looks beautiful. Great job. I know you said it really wasn't "your idea". You can always follow the Apple strategy... you don't have to come up with the idea, you just have to make that idea better.
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Old 05-06-2019, 10:34 AM
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Hey Thomas - gorgeous design. I'm surprised the chain stays are stiff enough, but I'll take your word for it. I just restored my 1983 full Campy, Italian road bike. SUCH a joy to ride.
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