The Builders Speak series provides a forum for framebuilders, constructeurs and expert mechanics, where these craftspeople present techniques, ideas and projects. These articles are not edited like other articles in Bicycle Quarterly, but represent the true voices of the builders.
The Builders Speak series provides you with a unique opportunity to look over the shoulders of the greatest craftspeople making bicycles today (and even some of the past). Marvel at the many steps that go into crafting a hand-made bicycle.
Participants in this series:
- Nicola Barra: Making aluminum frames in the 1930s and 1940s
(originally published in 1939; Vol. 6, No. 4).
- Brian Baylis: Lug design and aesthetics (Vol. 4, No. 2).
- Bob Brown: Making a stainless steel frame (Vol. 5, No. 3).
- John Clay: Making a fork blade bending mandrel (Vol. 7, No. 3).
- Bruce Gordon:
Modern randonneur bike (Vol. 3, No. 4)
Ti-lugged carbon 650B bike (Vol. 9, No. 1).
- Ikuo Tsuchiya (Cycles Grand Bois): A special bike (Vol. 7, No. 1).
- Jean Desbois (Cycles René Herse): Making custom stems (Vol. 5, No. 1).
- Mark Nobilette: Making custom lugs (Vol. 4, No. 4).
- Tom Kellogg (Spectrum Bicycles): A special bike for a special-needs rider (Vol. 5, No. 2).
- Jamie Swan: Frame alignment (Vol. 4, No. 3).
- Peter Weigle:
Making a women's frame (Vol. 5, No. 4);
Being inspired by classic designs (Vol. 8, No. 2);
Custom fender mounting (Vol. 9, No. 2);
Shaving tires for better performance (Vol. 9, No. 4).