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super nice super ted

  • Posted by ade
  • 22 May 2010

After he dropped into howies in Cardigan, we bumped into Ted at 14 bikes. He's got a workshop round the back.

He both agreed to take us out for  ride tonight and to show us where he turns raw tube into raw bike frames. And the workshop was every bit as functional as the frames. Lathe, presses, jigs, welding gear and swarf.

We got treated to the full story of school to bike builder and a look at the latest ideas made real. He is at the place where you do what you love for a long time just for the love and then the money slowly begins to follow. He is truly living his dream and living bike.

Thanks for the tour man.

A chain stay being shaped.

One rule.

Man at work.

Exactly set to exactly make the chainstay exactly shaped.

Acetylene warm the glue.

1.5 ton of metal moved in by hand and scafold tubes.

Ted tells us the tale infront of the jig he made to hold the tubes whilst he welds them together.

Bike dust.

TBC.

If you need a bike mail tedgfldn@gmail.com. But remember not to disturb.

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