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Bluebeard Cycles / Primate Custom Sydney build

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I just got this back from the Star Enamel Paint in Sydney last week. I built the frame under the watchful eye of Tarn Mott of Primate frames(that's his emblem on the seat tube and my nod to my teacher!) I loved every bit of learning how to build this, doing a 100 mile round trip a couple of nights a week for a few hours at a time (as Tarn and I both work full time jobs). Check out the old stock 70s Cinelli lugs and Max fork, I handcut the down tube lug with my wife to be's initial, it was a lesson in patience! I'm not sure of the 'Umic' stem, can't find any info on it so if anyone has an idea.... I went for a 'Moser' blue with a bit of white coming through. Meg of Candy Cranks and Tarn's partner designed my headtube badge and logo. There's a couple of things I'll be changing, i.e gearing fairly soon. Can't wait to start a road frame next.

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Great work man. Best of luck

Great work man. Best of luck with your building endeavors. I have dreams of building as well. Maybe someday. Did you build your own jig or buy one/use Tarn's? BTW only the 3rd pic is showing up large, try renaming/resizing the others so they will come up full size. Again, good job and can't wait to see the road build. Keep it up.


Cheers pal, pretty proud alright! I used Tarn's jig, he has a fancy new one that he builds all his own stuff on but I used his old one, I imagine it's about 40 or 50 years old as he learnt on it from his teacher and I believe his teacher, John, learnt to build on it too from his teacher! Kinda cool to learn on a jig that so many people have learnt on and so many frames have been built on.

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