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Bike Builders

Whether you are just curious about how to add your own components to your bike, or if you are a pro-builder, this group is for people that can't help but tinker, tweak and upgrade their bicycles! Share photos, tips, and techniques here!

Location: Chicago, IL
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Apr 17, 2016

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Bike Builds 25 Replies

Post your Bike Builds HereYou can link to existing posts if you have put a build somewhere.If not, please post pics and describe the build.Continue

Started by Lee Diamond. Last reply by Clark Lasswell Sep 12, 2012.

Bike Building Mondays 15 Replies

These will now be posted in the calendar but are usually the first and third monday of the month from 9:30 until Midnightish.  This is a social bike building worshop.  We build bikes.  We argue about…Continue

Tags: drunken, social, builds

Started by Lee Diamond. Last reply by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 Mar 26, 2011.

Does anyone need shop space to build or storefront space to sell? 1 Reply

I am looking for other builders to work out of our shop, we have some limited tools steel chop saw, grinder, pipe bender, no jigs. I am borrowing Todd A.'s mig welder. and am slowly collecting more…Continue

Started by Josh Catrambone. Last reply by Jeff Markus Mar 13, 2011.

Ask a question 22 Replies

This is the ideal place to ask a question when you get stuck, opinions on gear, techniques, and how to's.

Started by Lee Diamond. Last reply by Barry Mar 23, 2010.

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Comment by Lee Diamond on September 15, 2009 at 1:40pm
Awesome. Can you post it here?

I think it would be neater to be able to scan through a lot of different builds in one place, and not have it all get lost on one big main that end, will you post more pictures of this one in that section too?

I am geeked to post some more builds soon. I put one up there already....Studs. More coming.....Cheers! - lee
Comment by Hector on September 15, 2009 at 12:51pm
Thanks Lee!
This was a great way to get back to building bikes again. Not a lot of profit on this since most is for friends who just bring me the materials and I take care of the rest but is great way to learn how to fix/build bikes.
Next I will post a Raleigh Record I just converted to a single speed since most of the other parts were useless but the frame was in excellent condition.
Comment by Lee Diamond on September 15, 2009 at 12:42pm
Nice Hector! This group is going to be lots of fun. I especially like the view from the non-drive side with the yellow and black inside of the chainring, plus the panographed crank. sweetness. Nice work!
Comment by Hector on September 15, 2009 at 10:55am
I will be the first to post my last bike build for a friend.
Fuji frame. stripped all the paint and found the fork was a nice chrome finish. Painted bike black with yellow tones on the lugs.
sugino cranks, Origin 8 chainring, surly cog and lock ring, wienmann deep v's and Miche bottom bracket.
Here's a couple of pictures


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