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Fixed gear
Fixed gear
Theory & practice

Do frames on your own

I finally made it

I learned how to make a frame out of the eight tubes that build it, coupling them to the three conjunctions and to the box of the central movement.

An experience completely different from assembly. As if it was a different section of the activity.

I was lucky enough to meet an amazing artisan, not only for his skill; for his entire personality. Dario Pegoretti, one of the best artisans in this unsmiling speciality (in the world you can count the best on your hand and he isn’t even the pinky, he might be the thumb but he denies it) allowed me to see first how to do it then to do it.

I stayed two weeks with him to learn. I saw loads of things, some incomprehensible. I started from scratch, but I’m finally on the right track.

To do my vehicle by myself. With the help of two basic elements like fire and steel.

My first frame, the one in the picture I a 52 by 54,5, angle 74°. Tubing Thron Colombus, racing forks, conjunctions in sheet and saddle knot micro fused, central movement box with English threads.

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