Ep. 6: Wade Beauchamp of Vulture Cycles

This week we talk to Wade Beauchamp from Vulture Cycles about how he learned to make bikes, the continuing education he received over the years, the time he spent working full time as a framebuilder, and the time he spent doing other work.

We talk about how doing bicycle framebuilding full time changes the nature of the work, and sometimes you can get jaded about the bike handmade industry.

We also discuss fillet brazing and tig welding techniques, the craziest bikes Wade ever built, and some of the mistakes he made in business.

Be sure to check out Wade’s work on Instagram as well as the Vulture Cycles Flickr.

Photo by John Watson

Photo by John Watson