(WBO) The Plus Bike

Discussion in 'WINTER 2015 BUILD OFF' started by JustOne, Feb 2, 2015.

  1. JustOne

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    I've had this idea in my head for a while. I couple of years ago my wife and I set out to simplify life, in doing so I looked for ways to simplify my cycling. I already rode single speed mtb and this lead to my riding single speed and fixed on the road. I've always loved working on bikes and have enjoyed rebuilding on old road frames into Fixed Gear Bikes. I also have many years working in metal fab, and with my cycling addiction I attended the Brew Frame Building Class in NC to and built a SS MTB back in 2007. Sometime last year I saw a photo of a fixed gear bike made from square still tubing so over the Christmas Holiday I worked and built a frame like that using the things I had learned in the frame building class. I loved the way it turned out and even posted a photo on this forum. I building that frame I began again thinking of how to simplify the frame even more. That when the idea of the Plus bike come in. Here is a photo of the prototype frame on the Jig.
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    This weekend I while researching frame design I came across this.
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    The Cogent No. 18 safety from 1887. Similar to what I have been working on!
     
  2. Glen

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    Very cool... you can't get much simpler than that. :thumbsup:

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  3. Walker

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    Reminds me of the Trimble bikes. keep up the good work.
     
  4. LukeTheJoker

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    Cool!

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  5. roadwarrior

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    That is a cool looking frame. I like your jig as well.
     
  6. JustOne

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    Mockup and test ride done! I'm very happy with the way this bike rides! Now the frame is ready for powder coating image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  7. LukeTheJoker

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    Very cool! Is there any more noticeable flex than a standard frame? It would seem to be prone to twist flexing with spirited riding but I am guessing the heavier wall tubing would counteract that a fair bit...

    Luke.
     
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    Raw and simplistic. Have you considered doing a clear powdercoat? BTW. I ran across your saddles yesterday and really like the cork!
     
  9. JustOne

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    Thanks, I have not found it flex any more than any other steel bike I have, come to think of it all my bikes are steel. I was able to use a thicker wall tubing and still keep the weight down by only having a down tube and chain stays, the frame weighs around 6lbs.
     
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  10. Funkme

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    Clean and easy.
    On my list of bikes to build is a replica of a safety bike.I think it would be fun...
     
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  11. SILVERKINGPC

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    Cool man. Howzit ride? Wheels are so important to the bike. I plan to use some carbon deep-dish aero-wheels some day in a fat setup. Carbon rims will become more affordable as time passes. Nice looking ride. I would love to spin on it.:thumbsup:
     
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  12. ifitsfreeitsforme

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    Great work, very cool.


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  13. Chad T

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    Wow that thing is cool!
     
  14. JustOne

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    Frame back from powder coating. image.jpg image.jpg
    Black textured powder, now to start installing headset and BB.
     
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  15. JustOne

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    Also a sneak peak at the head tube badge image.jpg
     
  16. Funkme

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    Sweet,reminds me of the exercise bike I just dismantled x with a safety bike...
     
  17. JustOne

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    Finished
     

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  18. bleedingfingers

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    Fixed gear is not for me but this bike is awesome.
     
  19. LukeTheJoker

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    Came out great!

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  20. Loki182

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    What a wild minimalistic frame design. I have always secretly wondered what a bike like this would actually look like.

    I really love building bike frames there is just something about geometry that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy... no I'm not normal, Lol.

    Also I noticed that you do have brakes, so is it actually a Fixie or just a single speed?
     

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