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Paul is continually adding new material and information to his website. For those of you who frequent his site, we hope these navigation links will assist you in finding the most recent additions easily and quickly.
Surfing his site can be a fun learning experience, so he doesn’t want to discourage you from exploring. But he does want to make it easy for you to keep updated on new postings, articles, interviews and information related to Flashback Fabrications.
- Bike Framebuilding 101 Change. The dates for the September course have been changed. They are now Sept. 29-Oct. 10.
- Race Report – The Ridge, July 26, 2014. I wasn’t quite healed from my tumble a month ago, so Ruby had a new rider, Mick Hart, for this round at The Ridge. They took the top spot … check it out!
- Race Report – The Ridge, June 28 & 29, 2014. Ruby and I took a little tumble on the track and I was transported to hospital. No major injuries, but it will take us a while to heal. Read all about it!
- I have added a Bike Frame Building course August 5-18, if you’re interested and available.
- Race Report – Ruby’s first race of 2014 in Shelton, WA held May 25th. Ruby received some attention over the winter, and she seems happy about it. Her broken transmission received a new first gear and she got some new rubber tires.
- Very cool boardtracker vimeo with original footage from the early 1900s. Great sound track. I put it at the bottom of the Excelsior OHC History page. I highly recommend it (April 2014).
- I built a 1894 Starley Giraffe bicycle and took it to the 2014 NAHBS to promote Framebuilding 101. It was pieced together using parts from various projects I had on hand, plus a bike frame laying on the side of the road headed for the dump (March 2014).
- Took a trip to Cuba in January 2014.
- I finally had time to put the finished bike photos and comments from students together. Thanks to all of you who contributed to this page. And for any others students who want their finished bike projects on my website, email me your photos and any comments you would like to share (February 2014).
- Open House – The Annual Framebuilding 101 Open House will be on January 8, 2014. Everyone is welcome!
- The 2014 UFV Frame Building 101 Course Schedule is posted!
- We will be attending the 2014 NAHBS Show with a new bicycle, an 1894 Starley Giraffe.
- New Page: Student Photos & Projects. I have added a new photo page showing students and their projects dating from the inaugural class to the present. Enjoy!
- Two 1894 Roper Steam Bikes Projects for Sale. Updated November 2013.
- Race Report (August 31-Sept. 1, 2013) at The Ridge. Ruby finishes 2nd.
- Video: At the Dyno with Paul Brodie’s Excelsior road racer at Cypress Motorbikes, Delta BC Canada. You can also view it at the bottom of the Ruby 2.0 page.
- Race Report (August 10-11, 2013) at Seattle Raceway. Ruby has issues, finishes 3rd.
- More thoughts on Carbon vs. Steel. An article “Lowdown on Bicycle Tubing” by Jalon Hawk (August 2013).