Custom bicycle framebuilding comes with unique challenges — challenges I know. My tools will help you do better work, more easily, with more creative and technical control over the finished product.
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Bicycle Framebuilding Tools
Control the bending — make what you want to your spec.
Off-the-shelf tubing will never put the bends exactly where you want, at the bend radius you want, to the degree of bend you want, in the alloy you want, with the butting profile you want.
Whether you’re into whimsical and outlandish or subtle and refined, you need the capacity to bend on your terms.
Starts at $1,500.
This tool helps you hold thin-wall bicycle tubing in a milling machine vise for mitering operations. It is capable of holding .75” / 19mm tubing all the way up to 1.875” / 47.6mm tubing. It can also hold tapered and non-round tubes. This tool is primarily for holding main tubes. For stays, see The Miter Buddy. $250.
This tool allows you to rigidly hold tapered seat stays, chainstays, and fork blades in a milling machine vise for mitering and slotting operations. It's a "first operation" tool to prepare the dropout end of the tube before loading the tubes into the seat stay or chainstay mitering fixture. For a similar tool I make to hold main tubes, see The Miter Daddy. $120.
This tool is designed to make brazing and welding cable guides and cable stops onto bike frames easier. They're simple, elegant, and provide lots of torch access. They're designed for use on tubes up to 2" in diameter. A 1/4" hole allows you to use a 1/4" rod (not included) to keep the braze-ons in phase with each other over the length of the tube. $110 (3-pack) or $45 (single).