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Ebehne
10-16-2011, 01:31 PM
I thought I would share this with you guys. Over the past year I've been building a custom track racing bicycle (probably the closest thing to pylon racing in the cycling community). I took a long time to braze the frame and make sure everything came out just perfect. The week before Reno it was ready to be powdercoated, pearl white. Well in light of recent events I changed the scheme for the bike and have just finished assembling it. I like it a lot better this way and it makes sense to name a racing bicycle after a racing legend.

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP8049.jpg

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP8046.jpg

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP8050.jpg

BuckyD
10-16-2011, 01:45 PM
"VERY Cool!!! ;):beerchug::thumbsup:

:cool: DBD

sandramore
10-16-2011, 02:28 PM
"VERY Cool!!! ;):beerchug::thumbsup:

:cool: DBD

I'm with Bucky. Eric, you're amazing! :thumbsup:

xmh53wrench
10-16-2011, 02:38 PM
That thing is AMAZING, very nice work!!!! PS how bout some close-ups of the joint lugs....

Desertdawg
10-16-2011, 03:07 PM
That is just bitchen.

Thanks for making my day.

:beerchug:

madman
10-16-2011, 04:21 PM
From a fellow cyclist, that's outstanding. Love it!

--md


:beerchug:

sandramore
10-16-2011, 06:28 PM
Eric, thought I'd let you know that I sold your framed picture of Ghost today, to a friend down in Carson City. :) :thumbsup:

We're still going to exhibit it at the Governor's banquet.

Air Boss
10-16-2011, 06:52 PM
Very nicely done, Eric. A very fitting tribute.

AirDOGGe
10-16-2011, 07:10 PM
Very nice work. I was thinking the same thing, but you beat me to it. I couldn't have done better...

deepsky
10-16-2011, 10:37 PM
Is the bike a GT?

Ebehne
10-17-2011, 09:34 AM
Is the bike a GT?

No, it's a custom designed and built bike. I cut the tubes, brazed it all together and then did the custom touches. She's one of a kind, but she has a "triple-triangle" seat stay design similar to the GT bikes.

Sandra that's great news about the photo! Glad I could help!

As requested here's some close-ups of the lugs:

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP8154.jpg

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP8154.jpg

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP8157.jpg

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP8158.jpg

and a picture of when I was brazing it together

http://i764.photobucket.com/albums/xx283/ebehne/IMGP3272-Copy.jpg

sandramore
10-17-2011, 02:29 PM
Really nice work, Eric. You're a man of many talents! When are you coming back to Reno?

Eric J.
10-18-2011, 05:25 PM
Most impressive!!!

AirDOGGe
10-18-2011, 11:38 PM
You brazed it without a frame jig? That's REALLY tough. :thumbsup:

AAFO_WSagar
10-19-2011, 12:16 AM
You brazed it without a frame jig? That's REALLY tough. :thumbsup:If it was easy, anyone could do it... AAFO'ers make the difficult look easy!!!

I've done some welding and fabrication in my day, brazing is an art form! That cycle is a fine piece of work my friend!

Ebehne
10-19-2011, 12:31 AM
You brazed it without a frame jig? That's REALLY tough. :thumbsup:

And it's straight too, proof that my eyesight is good and I had a bit of luck on my side ;)

deepsky
10-20-2011, 06:11 AM
Thanks Eric. I started riding GT twenty years ago just because of the triple triangle design. It's very strong and looks great on your bike. Very nice job!

:thumbsup: