It’s tedious work to build a handmade bicycle you're truly proud of when you lack proper tooling and you’re stuck with DIY hacks that yield unpredictable results. I make practical, beautiful framebuilding tools that ship promptly and are a joy to use, so you can painlessly do your best work.
Bend the heck out of your bicycle tubing with my new bender. I designed it for framebuilders who need nicer quality bends than what can be achieved on benders designed for making automotive roll cages, and with a shop footprint and a price point that is realistic for the small-scale custom bike framebuilder. It can produce bends that are ready for high-gloss paint jobs without fussing with sand or heating up the tubing, etc. Load the tube, bend the tube, and move on. Starts at $1,500.
This tool allows a framebuilder to rigidly hold tapered seat stays, chainstays, and fork blades in a milling machine vise for mitering and slotting operations. It's a "first operation" tool to prepare the dropout end of the tube before loading the tubes into the seat stay or chainstay mitering fixture. $120.
This tool is designed to make brazing and welding cable guides and cable stops onto bike frames easier. They're simple, elegant, and provide lots of torch access. They're designed for use on tubes up to 2" in diameter. A 1/4" hole allows you to use a 1/4" rod (not included) to keep the braze-ons in phase with each other over the length of the tube. $110 (3-pack) or $45 (single).