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How To Build Your Own Bike Frame Part 1 | Maintenance Monday

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Published on Mar 27, 2017

Simon Richardson checks out how to build his own bike frame in the first of a three part series!

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Parts two and three are following very shortly, please be patient as this is a thing of beauty and well worth the wait.

GCN's resident tech man is Ex-Professional Cyclist Simon Richardson takes a trip to The Bicycle Academy (http://gcn.eu/TBA) to see what is required to build his own bike frame.

It's not as simple as just welding, or brazing, some tubes together. There are geometries to consider to ensure that the handling is spot on as Simon is going for a full custom frame.

There is also the selection of which tubeset. Simon is buidling his frame from the renowned Italian tubing manufacturer Columbus, who have had their tubing ridden to glory by cycling greats such as Eddy Merckx, Greg LeMond, Fausto Coppi and many more. It is possible to simply select a full model of tubeset, but here is the fun in that? There's hundreds of different possibilities and it is also possible to combine different types of tubing together. Ideal if you have specific needs.

A huge thanks to everyone at The Bicycle Academy for their time, take a look at their website here to see what they offer: http://gcn.eu/TBA

Watch More On GCN:
How To Build Your Own Bike Frame Part 2 | Maintenance Monday 📹 http://gcn.eu/MakeAFrame
How To Build Your Own Bike Frame Part 2 | Maintenance Monday 📹 http://gcn.eu/BuildBike3

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Rockin Heavy, Brent Lindsay
Springtime Feeling, Arthur Pochon
The Dark Days, Brent Lindsay

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