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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:00 pm 
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I was wondering if anyone knew of any framebuilders (other than Noble) in the area around Luxembourg in either France, Belgium or Germany (basically a 2 hour drive from Luxembourg really). I'm after a custom frame for my 40th next year and want someone who can do me something classic looking with a BB30 crankset (for existing parts) and discs but classic looking. UK framebuilders I like have a huge waiting list sadly so I don't think I can wait for them.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:27 am 
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Location: France
a good framebuilder is probably going to have a long waiting list ...

in France Jean-Pierre Levacon http://www.levacon.com/ is located in Marcilly-sur-Seine , 300 kilometers from Luxembourg.
He works with his wife and they made all sort of frames ( mostly Ti and steel) with great craftmanship.
That's an old school guy in his 60's working very well, but you will have to wait 1 year at least and I don't think he speaks english.

I can't think of any other builder in north or east France near Luxembourg.

Fran├žois Kerautret http://www.fkc-concept.com/ would be well worth considering , he's probably the only one in the world making frames with his own solutions ( rear stays deported on the right to have a symetrical rear wheel, no rake fork, ... ). He comes from the motorbike world with another point a view.
Seems like everyone who has tried or own one FKC says it's the best bike they know.
but he's in the south of France.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:32 am 
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Check out Jaegher, I believe they are in Belgium. Not sure the driving distance from your place tho..

http://jaegher.com/


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:50 am 
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Antoine wrote:
he's probably the only one in the world making frames with his own solutions ( rear stays deported on the right to have a symetrical rear wheel
Pace did that ~20 years ago. There have been two or three since.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:17 am 
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gravity wrote:
Check out Jaegher, I believe they are in Belgium. Not sure the driving distance from your place tho..

http://jaegher.com/


I hesistantly have to add that not all reports are good on Jaegher.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:45 am 
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You will find a selection of european builders here http://stahlrahmen-bikes.de/


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:19 pm 
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I've seen some beautiful TI Levacon's, they really are gorgeous and well made without stupid price tags for what it is.

Cyfac is also outstanding and can do many different materials.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:05 am 
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I like Jaeger- all the ones that I have seen look really nice.
There is also Savine in Germany- but he has a regular job working for the Merida MTB team.
Classic but disc and BB30?
What are you thinking? If you want a classic bike you should sitck to threaded bb and standard caliper brakes.
A metal BB30/PF30 will creak- do yourself a favor and stick with a threaded bb- either native to the group or a Chris King- you will thank me later.
Discs will destroy the looks of a lugged frame with nice steel fork.
If you are going to do disc you might as well get a Tig'd frame or Ti and get a carbon fork for the disc application.


gravity wrote:
Check out Jaegher, I believe they are in Belgium. Not sure the driving distance from your place tho..

http://jaegher.com/


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