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2:08PM

Byron's Rack Build

Big Rack, Top ViewHere is a series of photos of a rack I'm in the process of constructing. It's a large fixed front rack, meaning it's brazed to the head tube of the bike. This allows for more weight to be carried up front, and that the bike will still be stable a sure. It's the same principle as is with the Cycle Truck

This particular rack is a low-rail, basket style, for versatility of load carrying. I still have to build a rear rack for the bike, but we're getting close to the end now. Brazed To The Head Tube

I hope you enjoy seeing the process of how racks like this come together. It's quite a job figuring it all out.  

7:28AM

Frame Building Class Video

Here it is -- the long awaited (or not really all that long awaited) video of the frame building class at UBI. The class was from 31 January to 11 February, and each student (8 of them) built their very own bicycle frame. This is a time lapse video that covers day 5 through day 10 of the class in about 8 minutes.

The camera shows seven of the eight work benches, and there are no breaks delineating the passage of days. It starts on day five and moves through the final day, and then myself and several students leave the school and ride our bikes down the road to my workshop for a brief tour (which is at the very end when the camera view goes dark). 

I think it's interesting seeing the progression of the bike frames as they come together. Everybody looks so busy! They did, in fact, work very hard, and each one of them has a bike frame to show for it. Enjoy the video!

Frame Building Class Feb. '11 from Joseph Ahearne on Vimeo.

This video shows day five through day ten of the UBI frame building class I taught from 31 Jan. to 11 Feb. There were eight students in the class, but the camera could only take in seven of the benches (sorry Daniel!).
There are no breaks in the video as one day moves into the next, so you just have to pay attention to what people are wearing -- if you see someone jump into a different outfit, then a new day has started.
I could have edited out more of the times where no one is working, but I feel like those give you a chance to take in the benches and the progress as the bicycle frames come together.
I've found it helpful to focus on one person's workbench for a few seconds at a time to watch their progress, because the whole view of everyone working can be very "busy."
I hope you enjoy it!
Music by Audion

 

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.