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adventurebike-a-go-go, pt. iii

Sometimes the frame building supply world is awesome. They tend to make fantastic products. When I look at their product catalogs, I see a world of possibilities. The synapses in my brains spark and crackle thinking about all the different ways I could assemble the available bits and bobs to make fantastic bike frames.

Other times I feel a little left short. Take for example the fatbike I am working on as part of Adventurebike-a-go-go. No manufacturer, as far as I know, is making fatbike specific seat stays. Nothing currently out there provides enough curvature to wrap around a 4" wide tire. Not to worry. I recently took acquisition of a Di-Acro no. 2 bender. (Thanks to Sean Chaney of Vertigo Cycles). It's kind of like the reigning king of manual bending machines. Repeatable, accurate, does't kink your tubes when you bend them. Fantastic. I had to rig up a way to hold things in place, I don't have the Di-Acro made Quick Clamp (if any of y'all has a extra, let me know...). But It works exceedingly well. Super happy with it and the results.

 Not-so-quick Clamp

Not-so-quick Clamp

 Checking against the drawing for clearances

Checking against the drawing for clearances