What it Takes Nov 2, 2009

For those of you who aren’t lucky enough to have a frame builder’s shop in your neighborhood, Independent Fabrications have given us a sneak peek into theirs on their blog. I worked some in the metals lab during architecture school and all the machinery used to cut tubes and stock is so awesome. The smell of a metals lab is one of those things that stays embedded in your head your whole life. I don’t know if that’s the best analogy, but you get my drift!

It’s really impressive to see the number of machines that go into making a bicycle frame and it’s totally true, the machines do have a character of their own. Thanks guys!