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11:26AM

Video: Hyper-Speed Brazing

This is the high-speed version of building the front triangle of a bicycle.

Here is what it looks like to assemble and braze the front triangle of a bicycle on high-octane caffeine. The music is by Annihilation Time. 

Enjoy!

Bicycle Front Triangle Braze from Joseph Ahearne on Vimeo.

This is the fast version of building the front half of the bicycle.

 

Bicycle Front Triangle Braze from Joseph Ahearne on Vimeo.

6:35AM

Rear Rack Build Process

I've taken a series of photos detailing the process of putting together a rear touring rack. As you can see, there are a number of steps involved. There are a total of thirty joints mitered (fitted) and brazed, including the u-lock holder. I receive a lot of requests for racks, and I don't know if people in general understand what all is involved in the construction. If you notice, a lot of custom builders out there are not willing to build racks. That's because they are tricky, time consuming, and it's really hard to make a rack that looks right, fits right, and does the job it's supposed to do. I have to admit, I have a sort of love/hate relationship with building racks. On the one hand, they are light (relatively), incredibly strong, and when built with the bike and painted to complement or match the

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7:43PM

Check out the fireworks! It's the celebration of a new website!

Welcome to the new Ahearne Cycles website. This has been a long time in the making. I'm very excited to be bringing everything up to date. For those of you who liked the old website, don't despair. There are a lot of the same great photos, but we've added a whole bunch of new things, and have updated all the information. 

What I'm hoping to accomplish with this new site is a good experience for you; easy navigation, and access to all the current information you'd hope to find at Ahearne Cycles. Not to mention highlighting the work of building bicycles. Please take a look around and see what you find. And check back often. I'll be posting new information frequently.

 Enjoy!

Playing with fire.

8:33AM

Guiseppe's Randonneur

Giuseppe's randonneur includes many of our best elements of bicycle design. The details are numerous. We were going for the classic style lugged bike, using a mid-weight steel for comfort and stability. The geometry allows for a more upright riding position, and the fork, with its longer rake/ lower trail, gives the handling characteristic that desirable feel, especially when carrying weight in the front bag. The rack was built specifically to fit this bag, and so keeps it comfortable and steady, even on bumpy terrain. The rack also has a front light mount on the road side, and the wiring from the front generator hub is routed...

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8:19AM

Bill Alsup's Randonneur

Bill's bike is a very stylish randonneur with a lot of subtle features. It has all the requirements for long hours in the saddle, which is a good thing, because Bill will be riding it in the 2011 Paris-Brest-Paris. This bike, which Bill has named "Clara," uses a custom blend of True Temper tubing. The front and rear racks are minimal and to the point. Both front and rear lights are run off the generator front hub. The bike has...

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