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Lugged steel in the mainstream press
 

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2388
Location: Canberra, Australia

1/16/18 1:42 AM

Lugged steel in the mainstream press

A Dutchman building lugged frames in the UK and using one of Don Ferris' jigs. He also has some fairly advanced tooling - he's at the controls of what looks like a CNC milling machine in one of the photos:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2018/jan/15/modern-engineer-building-classic-bicycle-frames-in-pictures

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April
Joined: 13 Dec 2003
Posts: 6442
Location: Westchester/NYC

1/16/18 8:36 AM

Only one bike in production at one time. And a lot of hands-on work. Iím sure itís a labor of love and beautiful.

But can he survive on building one bike a time all by himself? How much does each bike cost to keep the machine shop afloat and feed himself?

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 16793
Location: Portland, OR

1/16/18 12:22 PM

My first though is Richard can't keep making frame forever. And there may well be a real place for this craft.

Personally, the lug design ascetic is way out of my wheelhouse.




My old P15 Paramount OTOH:

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