Paul Brodie and The Whippet

Paul Brodie and The Whippet

Well, here it is: The final result of Paul Brodie’s step-by-step tutorial that we’ve had the pleasure of reading over the last week. Right now it’s located in the Sacramento Convention Center for the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, exhibited as part of the University of the Fraser Valley’s booth. Paul teaches Framebuilding 101 at UFV. For more information on the course, where you can learn how to build a hardtail steel bicycle frame using Paul’s original jigs that have built over 4000 frames, visit the UFV website, or have a chat with Paul and the guys at NAHBS.

Now, I’ll let Paul’s good friend, Mike Freda’s photos do the talking:

Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet
Paul Brodie and The Whippet

Previously:
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Paul Brodie and The Whippet #3
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  • Spiny Norman

    AMAZING work and thanks to Brodie and CE for sharing so much process with readers. I really wonder what it’s like to ride the thing!

    But…. no-cross radial lacing on the rear drive side? I’m not sure I could bear to go original on that aspect. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/matthiasbonjour Matthias Bonjour

    How heavy is it? How does it ride? I’m sure someone’s taken it out for a test-ride.

  • Trapezoid

    A masterpiece. In the truest, most complete sense of the word. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UYYMP4KS7NYXTYINN6RZMN5P3A Mike

    What else can be said…it’s both beautiful and eclectic; I could see Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson both tooling around on this thing in search of Professor Moriarty!

  • http://mistertinker.com/ Neil Fenton

    Excellent job Mr. Brodie.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shawn.cerveny Shawn Cerveny

    Had the privilege of seeing the Whippet in person at the NAHBS yesterday.  While the documentation photos C.E. has provided us are good they don’t begin to do this bike justice. The craftsmanship is absolutely stunning. Congratulations Mr. Brodie on building such a beautiful bike! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=607980683 Jimmy Röstlund

    Only 6 comments so far?!

    This is a masterpiece! I’d love to see a video of the mechanics in action. 

  • OpusC

    Beautiful! I’ve seen drawings and photos of original Whippets many times, but never from the right angle for me to completely understand what parts of the frame move with the suspension. Can somebody clue me in? Thanks!

  • Guest

     great cnstruction based just on a old drawing but i would love to see how the frame works in action

  • Diego Egana

    Following the progress the past few days made me feel like I was meeting a celebrity when I shook Mr. Brodie’s hand at the show this weekend. I’ll agree the photos don’t do the machine justice. Get some rest Paul, you earned it.

  • Paul Avila

    I had the pleasure of seeing the bike in Sacramento. It was excellent. Amazing craftsmanship. 

  • http://twitter.com/OatsAndSugar Johanan Ottensooser

    Are these all obscure methods of suspension? How odd! I wonder how it rides