Bike Frame Influences

Originally, I was aiming for a highly angular design with bright colors and brush fonts, similar to the 80s “High Tech” aesthetic. http://gizmodo.com/nothing-is-better-than-these-80s-internet-depictions-of-1674498312 I’ve moved over to a more conservative aesthetic, that I see as having numerous, more poorly defined design inspiration. I have always been fascinated by blued steel and gilding, which I see…
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Project Inspiration: Lugged Carbon Bike

I’ve always loved these bikes: http://i.imgur.com/R2VrM6H.jpg They’re a natural evolution from the lugged steel frames of the 60s-80s. Among bike enthusiasts, this is often recognized as a very 90s thing. The best the 90s had to offer. Unfortunately, they are not exactly becoming more common. Their component compatibility, increasingly obsolete. But I gotta have one. If I’m…
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What is great in life?

I’m ultimately trying to become the most well rounded person I can be. With understanding the world around me, and creating things to add to it being my primary intellectual interests, I want no boundaries in my style of study and creation. My life philosophy of completeness have lead me first down the path of…
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Albert’s skills.

Crafting: Brazing Polishing Carbon fiber. Nailing things together. Solvent selections Computer graphics Mechanical (Mechanical design masters in progress): Bike mechanics CAD 3D printing Basic machining. Reverse engineering Electrical (Electrical engineering undergraduate): Soldering CAD Circuit design and analysis. Reverse engineering. Programming Free free to consult me on whichever subject.
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Pine Can

  I made this pine cone out of aluminum cans. It started as an attempt to make a radially symmetrical candle holder. The cans are decapitated, cut 8 ways at the top, and another can is inserted. A band cut from another can is then placed over the two to provide tension and ensure that…
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Cruiser Bikes!

After the successful commercialization of the automobile, bicycles became recreational vehicles. These were expensive and occupied a comparable market to the modern road bike. During the depression, demand for an inexpensive and practical bike came into view. This evolved into the cruiser bike, a single speed bike with large tires, stylized after the motorcycle. During their…
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