Dino’s 29er, part 1

It’s been six month since my graduation from Metal Guru bicycle fabrication school and I am working on the 4th frame since the school.  Doesn’t seem too much, but considering that I have a full time job, things are moving along according to the plan.  During these six months I acquired Bridgeport mill, Sputnik’s main tube/stays mitering jigs and Anvil’s tube bender.  In addition, I just ordered from Don Ferris his Journey 3.1 Frame fixture as well as other cool staff to make things done quicker and with better precision.  I am currently selling my Bringheli frame fixture, so if anyone is interested here are the links to listings on Ebay and Craigslist:

The frame I am working on right now is for my friend.  He wanted a single speed 29er to run it with fox suspension fork.  I am building this frame with Dedacciai Zerouno tubing, Paragon rocker adjustable dropouts and 44mm Paragon head tube.  The frame has been tacked already and below are few photos of the build process.

In addition, Jen Green from Revolution Cycle Jewelry just redesigned my Troika head badge.  It is totally cool!  The inspiration came from Dubossarsky and Vinogradov artistic duo.  Here is the preview of the badge:

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Stay tuned and happy trails!

Vlad