True North Cycles » Prototype Frames

By: True North Cycles  09-12-2011
Keywords: bike, Frame, Disc Brakes

True North Cycles » Prototype Frames

May 28th, 2008 Hugh

The frame is being built out of True Temper Platinum tubing. I am not sure what the final paint scheme will be. So far a brown/pink combo seems to in the running.

For years I have dreaded reaming seat tubes. I never really seemed to have an efficient system that didn’t require a huge amount of elbow grease. A little while back I found a number of 1.5 hp motors with gears boxes attached and thought that some day I might have a chance to use them for a reaming machine. My friend Wheelspinner put this machine together for around $200 and a couple of afternoons of work. It works like a dream!

January 18th, 2008 Hugh

I am working on a couple of cool bikes now. First is Nics Ti 29er frame. It is turning out perfectly.

I am also working on an interesting frame/bike for the Toronto International Bike Show. It will be based on 650B size wheels, disc brakes, and an eccentric BB. The EBB allows the bike to very versatile. It can be setup singlespeed or fixed, geared or internally geared. The EBB allows a person to tension the chain without having to move the wheel position wrt the fenders and disc brake.

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Keywords: bike, Disc Brakes, Frame, Paint Scheme

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