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DIY Custom Frame - " The Custom"

After roughly 3-4 months of working on this frame, it is ready to ride! I made this frame with the guidance and help of frame builder Aj Lu (Owner of Muirandessi Cycles http://www.muirandessicycles.com/) as a part of my Senior Project for High School. I love this frame to death, all the trial and error payed off and I'm very proud of the frame I built.

Frame:
DIY Custom Fillet Brazed frame made with a True Temper 4130 Chromoly Tube Set. Size: 55 Seat Tube c-c/55.5 Effective Top Tube c-c. Featuring: Paragon Machine Works DR2012 Horizontal Bottle Opener Dropouts, S-Bend True Temper Seat Stays, Nova Cycles Chromoly Seat Tube.

More Info:
The frame was based off of the 1993 Cannondale Track. Not exactly to spec but the Head Tube, Seat Tube angles and Bottom Bracket Drop was taken from it's geometry. *still own but out of commission

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Initial
  2. Stage 2
  3. Out of Commission

Current Stage Info:

Through out the making of this frame my feelings about it changed to some degree. After finally getting to ride the frame that I made, it appeared that the fitment and geometry was slightly too big for me. I also ended up babying it a lot. Knowing exactly what went into this frame made me be more careful and aware of how I treated this frame. I can't let it go just yet, nor even use it for myself. So for now it is hanging on my wall as a reminder that I can accomplish anything if I put my mind to it, a milestone for me in this hobby that has humbly taken over my time. Maybe someday later on down the line I will build it up again.

Added by GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep. Last updated over 3 years ago.

As of over 3 years ago, GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

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FixedorDie

FixedorDie says:

I would buy in a heartbeat this is a sick frame

Posted over 2 years ago

ATLfixed

ATLfixed says:

Really nice

Posted almost 3 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

so what are you riding now?

Posted over 3 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

He's actually keeping up with us on his mom's beach cruiser at the moment, he just put his atacs on it.

Posted over 3 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

ahahahahahahahahahaha

Posted over 3 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Don't forget the SLR. I'm racing cross with it on sunday!

Posted over 3 years ago

se7en

se7en says:

Damn son! This is sick!

Posted over 3 years ago

itsfx

itsfx says:

Love this thing so much :>

Posted over 3 years ago

charlesreza

charlesreza says:

Great build. I love the bottle opener as an added touch

Posted over 3 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thanks!

Posted over 3 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

you gonna paint it or leave it raw?

Posted over 3 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

I'm leaving it raw! It has a clear coat over it right now. If I can ever decide on a color(s) to paint it then I might consider it!

Posted over 3 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

I like the raw look a lot, I think more bikes should have that look

Posted over 3 years ago

Themis

Themis says:

I love it.Beautifully done!

Posted over 3 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thank you very much!

Posted over 3 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

Looks great, build me a size 50 please.

Posted over 3 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Give me a life time supply of burritos and we have a deal.

Posted over 3 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

All i have is chicken and waffles

Posted over 3 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Deal!

Posted over 3 years ago

Noypi

Noypi says:

Very nice!

Posted almost 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thank you!

Posted almost 4 years ago

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