Hey guys. Had a great experience getting my water-cooled-head gila in order and having a competitive bike in NY Moped GP (see other thread). I'm retiring the maxi frame and want something that is more thought out and based on my body and demands of small tracks with tight turns.
I have a bicycle frame jig, brazing and tig setup at my disposal and friends with lathes/bridgeports.
I havent settled on a frame design, but will be starting with reading Tony Foales Motorcycle Chassis and Frame Design book. Ill also be using some of his software for the tube mitering etc.
Ill be updating this thread throughout the winter. Im looking for any and all advice from people who have built frames. Pictures welcome, PM's too.
The end goal:
1. Lightweight, stiff, thin wall DOM steel frame. Style/form TBD.
2. Geometry scaled to my body.
3. Monoshock with adjustable suspension settings.
If anyone's on the east coast and has gone down this road and wants to share some info in person, I'd love to visit and buy you a beer.