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NAHBS 2015

 

The Men’s Journal online has published an article entitled ‘The 12 Coolest Bikes in America’, and Paul’s ‘Brodie City Bike’, which won “Best City Bike” at this year’s NAHBS, is featured.  Below are photos!

 

It’s February 28, 2015 and we’re off to the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show next week.  This year, the show is in Louisville, Kentucky, March 6-8.  Below is the new Brodie City Bike I am taking for exhibit. Photos courtesy Karen Massier.

 

Brodie City Bike with the Vancouver skyline in the background.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Many months ago using the rotary table on the milling machine to hold the head tube lug while the 1/2″ endmill is used to rough cut the shape.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Close-up shot of the manual milling operation; getting close to the red felt pen line traced around the cardboard template.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Using a hand-held 3/4″ belt sander to get the final shape right.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Brazed into place with a 1/16″ nickel silver rod. You can also see the fillet braze holding the top tube. Photo courtesy Asad Masede.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

The rack tubing is 1/2″ 4130 cro-mo with an .035″ wall. Very nice CNC bend job by Pacific Bending. Thank you Andrew!

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

No jigs, so this is free-form fabrication. Here a C-clamp holds 2 aluminum plates, and cardboard shims hold the little tube in place for Tig-tacking.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Machining custom cable guides from 6061 billet; they will be fastened to the frame with 3mm s/s button head allen screws.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

The head badge was machined and hand-carved from 6061 solid.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

The front end has a Hope disc brake, 203mm rotor, and 15mm thru axle.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

The rear end has a Rohloff 14 speed internal hub with a 180mm rotor / Hope brake.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

The rear rack holder was formed from 1/8″ aluminum flat bar in a roller, then cut out and shaped.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Same logo as in 1986…

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Frame #4265 was constructed with Columbus tubing and a Tange Concept seat tube.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Little braze-ons with 3mm allen screws to mount the computer sensor inside the fork leg.

NAHB 2015 Brodie City Bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback

Paint by Paul.  Base coat with a couple of Imron clear coats.

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

Such a poser!  🙂

NAHB 2015 bike built by Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications, Bicycle Frame Building 101

 

We finally got to Louisville, Kentucky for NAHBS after a 40 hour journey, and it was well worth it . . . Best City Bike. Thanks for all the support.  🙂

Paul

Brodie City Bike wins NAHBS. Paul Brodie, Flashback Fabrications 2015