Amaro Loren, from tubes to a complete Bike.

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eric
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Wow, that's skilled hand work.

And very nice welds. Almost a shame to cover them up with paint.

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by MARLON

Hello Eric ,

Maybe you are right but the paint will also be eye candy.

Aimar paint all his Frames Black, Then cover it with a Candy coloured clearcoat.

In my Case Deep purple, similar to the ck headset.

Here is a pic a of amaro Loren with candy Blue clearcoatImage
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by michel2

Very nice indeed, but whu someone but prefer a hacksaw and file above a milling machine is beyond me..

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Thx for all the nice words
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@ calnago

Only for you by aimar

Hi Marco

I do all the process by hand, including mitering. To me this is quite an important question as it certainly makes things more "human" and although it certainly takes much more time and effort to do it properly, to me makes a difference to value the human skills, which should not be considered less accurate than any machine, it just take more time and effort. Mitering by hand, specially the rear stays, is a hard work and needs to be done carefully, for example it took me about 3 hours this morning to cut both chainstays, whilst if using cutting machines would have been done in about 15 minutes, but we're not thinking on mass production or similar questions, but putting value on how accurate humans we can be, and we should raise the value of the human machine.
Also, there's the other side of the question, which is being as power-assisted as possible, so the only plugged machine I have and electricity dependent is the TIG machine, but here there's no other alternative if you want to weld (brazing is a different technique with different results and mechanical properties). I do also have a hand drill for making vent holes and a grinder for the tungsten sharpening, but none of both are used for the actual building process (cut/file/miter/etc)

Here you can see what's my full workshop tooling:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amarobikes/12900352065/
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Aimar'smonday work ImageImageImage
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I'm impressed! Very nice.
Why no wooden jigs? Just kidding.... Fabulous work.

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@ calnago One More Time

Hi Marco

Just in case, here you can see a full hand downtube miter process I uploaded some time ago on flickr, I try to make as many pictures as possible of the process but they also take quite a long time, so not always as big collages as this one ;)
https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/124 ... 8e52_o.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amarobikes/12463606895

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Thanks! Love the pics of the process.


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by Bogan

Hope we will see more. This is fascinating and excellent.
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by MARLON

Bogan wrote:Hope we will see more. This is fascinating and excellent.


Yes of course.
The Frame will be finished this week.
Than we / i had to wait cause the painter is @ Holiday.

I am still thinking about the Group.

The Brand is fix, campagnolo.
But which
Record 2014
Or SR record RS, so beautiful But Not the Money worth i think, Price in Germany 2000€.
Or wait for the 2015 Campa record .

Wheels gonna ne something from Felix Wolf, light wolf.
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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Will be a nice bike MARLON,

I'm a big fan of his work, I keep a close eye on his VSalon feed. He is a great artist, bike builder and appears to be a class act and interesting man

I hope the Rapha thing will help him develop greatly, it's good to see a spanish thing going well in 2014

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Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez wrote:Will be a nice bike MARLON,

I'm a big fan of his work, I keep a close eye on his VSalon feed. He is a great artist, bike builder and appears to be a class act and interesting man

I hope the Rapha thing will help him develop greatly, it's good to see a spanish thing going well in 2014


You forgot, a very nice & friendly Person with a Lot of Patience & understanding.
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by MARLON

To all Users...
What do you think which Group from Campa i should choose?

From the Current range
Or
Wait for the 2015 Campa gear ???

Cant decide on my own somehow [UNAMUSED FACE]
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