Koen moved to the USA from Europe and wanted a custom, American-made frame! His “American Dream” road bike will be classy and subtle with a stealth carbon fiber logo and color-reduced components. There will be a few personal touches as the frame is finished. In the meantime, here is a few pictures of the build process:
A custom set of tubes was designed to match Koen’s riding style. A stiff, responsive front end is paired with a more compliant rear end to accommodate an old back injury.
Jig Setup: Based on the Bike Cad drawing, the Anvil Journeyman frame jig is setup up for custom geometry.
Tubing Fit Test
And finally, the tubes are glued together in the jig with a high strength epoxy. The joints have a nice smooth epoxy fillet to provide high-strength, crimp-free path for the carbon fiber to pass over.
Next, carbon fiber will be applied to the joints and reinforcement areas.
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