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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 4 years ago.

As of over 4 years ago, GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

46 Comments

FixedorDie

FixedorDie says:

I would buy in a heartbeat this is a sick frame

Posted over 3 years ago

ATLfixed

ATLfixed says:

Really nice

Posted over 3 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

so what are you riding now?

Posted over 4 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 4 years ago

metatronic1123

metatronic1123 says:

ahahahahahahahahahaha

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

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

Posted over 4 years ago

se7en

se7en says:

Damn son! This is sick!

Posted over 4 years ago

itsfx

itsfx says:

Love this thing so much :>

Posted over 4 years ago

charlesreza

charlesreza says:

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

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thanks!

Posted over 4 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

you gonna paint it or leave it raw?

Posted over 4 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 4 years ago

Nathap470

Nathap470 says:

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

Posted over 4 years ago

Themis

Themis says:

I love it.Beautifully done!

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thank you very much!

Posted over 4 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

Looks great, build me a size 50 please.

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

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

Posted over 4 years ago

Pcola

Pcola says:

All i have is chicken and waffles

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Deal!

Posted over 4 years ago

Noypi

Noypi says:

Very nice!

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thank you!

Posted over 4 years ago

bcole

bcole says:

Well played.

Posted over 4 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

gg

Posted over 4 years ago

hieronymus

hieronymus says:

aw yiss that looks good! great with the ellipse wheelset. Have fun with it!

Posted over 4 years ago

velo-ciraptor

velo-ciraptor says:

Whaaaat dude this is so sick, we gotta hit the roads of Eug one of these days.

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thanks dude! We totally should!

Posted over 4 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

This weekend. As soon as possible!

Posted over 4 years ago

ardygunawan

ardygunawan says:

soooo awesome!

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thank you man!

Posted over 4 years ago

Frank_the_Tank

Frank_the_Tank says:

awesome!

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thanks!

Posted over 4 years ago

swamady

swamady says:

thats so sick man!! I love the geo and the raw frame, wouldn't paint it or anything. it has to feel cool when people ask what kind of bike you have and you can say "I made it" haha

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Exactly! Thanks man! Someone has already told me that it looks kind of like a Leader Kagero.

Posted over 4 years ago

Blokk

Blokk says:

stars and stripes paint would be sooo rad!

Posted over 4 years ago

Hachiken

Hachiken says:

I like this shot.

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

:o rly?

Posted over 4 years ago

Hachiken

Hachiken says:

I like the depth and the use of rule of thirds.

Posted over 4 years ago

m_7710

m_7710 says:

damn, high schoolers definitely get great opportunities these days. more than i got at least. this is great... paragon drops, fillet brazed all around? awesome.

i'd probably braze a steel fork, ride it around, and figure out what frame color matches the "personality" of the ride, if that makes any sense. cheers.

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

In Eugene it's nothing but bike nuts out here! I guess I got lucky!

Yeah I know what you're saying! A nice fillet brazed Columbus max fork with the matching fork crown and blades would be so choice!

Posted over 4 years ago

Deluxe

Deluxe says:

Nope none of that. Raw till the sun comes up

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

The fork would be raw though :c

Posted over 4 years ago

longkachia

longkachia says:

nice! interesting build

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Thanks! The build will look better once I get some better grips and replace the dumb test saddle haha!

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

p_clips was here (rear ellipse)

Posted over 4 years ago

Aspence

Aspence says:

Yessss

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

*thumbs up*

Posted over 4 years ago

stewart13

stewart13 says:

many beans

Posted over 4 years ago

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep

GeorgeWashingtonMobsDeep says:

Many sniff

Posted over 4 years ago