Stainless Custom Frame Sets
I was the first and only builder in Minnesota to build with aero space grade stainless steel tubes. This was tubing from Carpenter technologies Aermet 100 alloy. The tubing came out in the early or mid 90s, I built a number of frames from these tubes in 95 and 96. I stopped using the tubes due to the flex of the tubes under racing conditions. My train of thought back then was based more on well performing race frames rather than recreational or sport riding which these tubes were ideal for. The make up of the Aermet 100 alloy was different and virtually dent proof and extremely more difficult to build with than the 400 series stainless now used for Reynolds 953 and the 17-7 for KVA tubes. These newer tubes preform like high end heat treated steel alloy tubes and are vastly easier to build with, short of the issues normally encountered with brazing stainless steel. Although not as indestructible as Aermet 100 alloy these are exceptional tubes to build with and they create great performing frame sets. You will find my prices extremely competitive to and other builders most likely lower in comparison. This is due to my experience working with complex and difficult alloy steels and stainless that many others have never seen or worked with. Stainless both nickel based and chromium based require different approaches to brazing with which I have decades of experience with. This allows me to build all frames both steel and stainless with little difficulty.
Base cost classic tubed frames set with stock non stainless lugs and fittings and steel straight fork 2600.00
Base cost OS tubed frame set with stock non stainless lugs and fittings and steel straight fork 2700.00
Base cost double OS frame set with non stainless lugs and fittings and steel straight fork 2800.00
The above frames include a single color full coverage powder finish in a stock color. Custom color adds 65.00 to 75.00 Masking options and multi color schemes are extra.
Base frames come with split cable stops regular steel for base models, stainless for the stainless upgrade stated below.
Options for above
When full stainless option is selected frame does not include any colored powder or wet paint in package.
Full stainless lugs and fittings for frame only +250.00 for classic +300.00 for OS and 350.00 for Double OS
Non straight raked curved blades steel fork +250.00 includes option of crown selection from 15+ styles
SL weight grade fork blades for a high performance fork +75.00
Full stainless straight fork +450.00 limited fork crown options
Full stainless non straight raked fork with curved blades +650.00 includes limited crown selection.
Non stock stainless lugs Llewellen or Henry James +100.00
Henry James stainless dropouts + 125.00
Henry James fork crown steel +75.00 stainless +100.00
G.P. Wilson Stainless drop outs + 275.00
Through the top tube cable guide (stainless tube) + 185.00
Stainless down tube cable stops with adjusters for shift wires + 125.00
Paint and polish options
Single color full finish powder +100.00 to + 200.00
Paneling +100.00 for 1st panel each additional + 75.00
Masked lugs for painted tube + 200.00 for 1st + 100.00 for each extra
Polished chain/seat stay per stay +175.00
Polished tube panel 200.00 per panel
Please note : Prices are subject to change and site may not state current pricing. Any quotes are only valid for four weeks if no deposit is given at time of quote.