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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 7:33 am 
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Here's my Frank The Welder crit bike made from Easton 6061. In case you aren't familiar with Frank The Welder, check this out: Frank Wadelton- MTB Hall of Fame.

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Build:
Frame: Frank The Welder Experimental
Fork: Enve 2.0 (Crumpton Take-off)
Hanger: Custom
Headset: King
Seatpost clamp: KCNC 38.2mm
Seatpost: Thomson Masterpiece
Seat: Fizik Arione
Stem: Thomson X2
Bar: FSA Omega
Bartape: Fizik 2mm
Brakes: Planet X
Front Derailleur: Ultegra
Rear Derailleur: Force
Crankset: KCNC K-Type
Bottom Bracket: KCNC K-Type
Chainrings: KCNC
Chainring Bolts: KCNC
Chain: KMC
Shifters: Force
Cassette: SRAM 12-28
Wheels: Custom C-4/Kinlin/Spaim Laser
Pedals: Speedplay Zero
Computer: Powertap Joule
Expander: Tune GumGum

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:30 am 
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Cant go wrong with a fram from frank (;


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:51 pm 
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Nice. I'd love a FTW or Spooky crit bike. What are the TT/ST measurements?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:49 pm 
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Frame and weldments look great.

I toyed with the idea of welding my own alloy frame being that I do all kinds of custom fabrication (for cars).
Cant wait to see the buildup.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:45 pm 
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Beefy! Why not keep it raw? Drop some fear on your fellow contestors at racestart :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Knef, I had the same thought initially. Here's an updated photo.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:00 pm 
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What an frame, reminds me of the 90s :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:52 pm 
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Thanks Fuchs,

What do you think of single ring w/ guard for this one like your 4kg wonder?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:54 pm 
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That paint job is awesome.

What are the ST/TT/HT lengths?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:08 am 
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sweet frame there, nice paintjob too

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the actual frame material/tubing?


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:41 am 
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devinci wrote:
sweet frame there, nice paintjob too

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the actual frame material/tubing?


Thanks devinci, Aluminum: 6061.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:46 am 
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jbaillie wrote:
That paint job is awesome.

What are the ST/TT/HT lengths?


Here is geometry:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:12 am 
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"GNARLY ASS TUBES!"

frank is an awesome dude. he does some amazing work. can't wait to see this built up


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:21 am 
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That frame is not a big one. This will let the frame look more special as it already do alone as it is so "fat"

The singelchainring works totally fine for me but it always depends on where you are riding and how you are riding i guess.

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This is going to be wild.


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