Friday, January 21, 2011

Making it look easy...

FROM STEEL: The Making of a Soulcraft from michael evans on Vimeo.

I've always been fascinated by frame building.  When I was in high school, I had a grand plan to weld up a Columbus SLX frame of my own design.  I got as far as convincing my school to pay for the tubeset [it's in a box in my basement], but when I found out just how much work it was to actually make the frame, I lost interest.  I'm not a detail-oriented guy, and frame-building is detail-oriented work.  I have tremendous respect for those who have the wherewithal to build a bicycle frame from scratch.  It's a wonderful blend of biomechanics, engineering and art.  Indeed, I have frame-builder envy. 

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