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Want to make a bike or two? We've got room for you.

A couple benches at the unofficial Bubbly Bicycle Works in Bubbly Dynamics (1048 w 37th street) have recently become available. For only $200 a month you get a bench space in our framebuilder co-op,…Continue

Tags: building, frame, tools, workspace, workshop

Started Aug 8

Newsletter Sign-up Perks for Tour De Fat
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Help us show our support for West Town Bikes - we are on a mission to get 200 email sign-ups by the end of Tour De Fat. To help that along, we have a few incentives. #1When we reach 200, we will…Continue

Tags: free, stuff, bikes, town, west

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Curcio 6.6mi Jul 11.

Looking for Heavier Test Riders
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We are currently making a Rambler step through for a customer out of state who is getting into cycling as a way to loose weight.…Continue

Tags: design, legacy, hand-built

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian Bender Jul 3.

Overstock Frameset and Bike Blowout
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Hey Folks, We have some  overstock frame sets of our Model 1 frames we want to move out. As well as one dynamo light kit.Uncoated Framesets: $400New Coated Framesets and test ride frame sets:…Continue

Tags: dynamo, lights, frameset, forks, frames

Started this discussion. Last reply by Legacy Frameworks Jun 2.

 

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Legacy Frameworks replied to Christine (5.0)'s discussion Kickstarter for a Chicago-designed folding bike
"The GST Guys have the prototype I made, and their production one. I'm not sure if they will be doing any public demo's, but I'll let you know. As you can see from the video of actual riders, it was pretty fun. I know one of them did…"
Friday
Legacy Frameworks replied to Christine (5.0)'s discussion Kickstarter for a Chicago-designed folding bike
"I've been anxious to see this launch, It was a blast to help these guys by building the prototype and it's amassing to see where they have come with their idea since then. They have really done a great job with their whole process leading…"
Friday
Legacy Frameworks posted a discussion

Want to make a bike or two? We've got room for you.

A couple benches at the unofficial Bubbly Bicycle Works in Bubbly Dynamics (1048 w 37th street) have recently become available. For only $200 a month you get a bench space in our framebuilder co-op, unlimited access to the building, some shared frame building and bike repair tools and supplies, and as much bike fabrication geek out as you can handle.Shared Tools Include:Simple Frame Jig and Misc Assembly Jigs (Fork included)Surface Table with Layout FixturingFacing, Chasing and Reaming…See More
Aug 8
Legacy Frameworks replied to David's discussion Which market more likely to have one's stolen bike: Swap-O-Rama or Maxwell St.?
"Maxwell St is alive and well, We go every couple months, for the food mostly (Go to Rubi's) its sunday mornings on Desplains between Harrison and Roosevelt. FWIW, I haven't seen many suspicious bikes there. Mainly Walmart bike and schwinn…"
Aug 7
Lisa Curcio 6.6mi replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Newsletter Sign-up Perks for Tour De Fat
"Signing up tomorrow!"
Jul 11
Julie Hochstadter replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Newsletter Sign-up Perks for Tour De Fat
"Signed up!"
Jul 11
Legacy Frameworks posted a discussion

Newsletter Sign-up Perks for Tour De Fat

Help us show our support for West Town Bikes - we are on a mission to get 200 email sign-ups by the end of Tour De Fat. To help that along, we have a few incentives. #1When we reach 200, we will Donate our special West Town Bikes edition Model 1 (currently at Ciclo Urbano) to West Town in support of their fantastic Programs and Initiatives. Signup at the bottom of our website Legacyframeworks.com or in person at Tour De Fat#2All people…See More
Jul 11
Brian Bender replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I weigh 250 to 285. In general, I say to buy up in the strength on any part. I have worn out both axles and replaced them with heavier gauge axles. The chain, too. Use a stronger chain. Not sure why drop handlebars are needed, I'd suggest…"
Jul 3
Noel Montenegro replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I'm 6'4 270 and ride with a DSLR camera and other things in my book bag. The problems I'm running into are spokes and rims. I ride hard and been through 4 rims and constantly getting my spokes tightened. I'm finally looking to…"
Jul 3
KevinM replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"So, maybe having the rear spaced for a modern tandem hub would be helpful?"
Jun 29
Anne Alt replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I've heard that from SO many people. Had a conversation the other guy who was approx. 6'5" and perhaps 300 lbs about frustrations with wheels. His solution: 48 spoke wheels with substantial rims and spokes.  Other XXL people…"
Jun 29
notoriousDUG replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"More than the bike it's the wheels, especially the rear, that are an issue for heave people."
Jun 28
Jeff Schneider replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I have seen heavy people riding with what seemed like a very low saddle heights - and I thought that they must be very uncomfortable.  Maybe they did this in order to stop with feet flat as you suggest. I find that when my saddle height is set…"
Jun 28
Gary Stubits replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I have seen bigger people have trouble getting on the saddle when it is at the optimal height for pedaling efficiency.  A pedal forward design helps with leg extention while enabling the rider to be nearly flat footed while stopped and on the…"
Jun 28
Tandemonium replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I roll with 48 spoke velocity chukkers now, same issue... "
Jun 27
A.K.A Paul replied to Legacy Frameworks's discussion Looking for Heavier Test Riders
"I'm 6'4" and 325ish. The most (probably only) problems I've had through the years came from the wheels, broken spokes specifically. I havent had any problems since I started building my own wheels. 48 hole rear is what I prefer…"
Jun 27

Profile Information

What I ride:
Hybrid, Cruiser
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Commuting, Around Town, My business involves biking
About me:
I hand build city/commuter bikes here in Chicago from quality USA made steel, designing them and building them up for every cyclist to enjoy.
My other websites (twitter, facebook, pinterest, Google+, blogs, etc.):
http://legacyframeworks.com

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