Framebuilding Courses

Down Memory Lane........

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The first bike that Dave built still going strong in 1979 - pity about the rider !

The first MTB Dave made, 1983, leaving Carlisle on the first British Heart Foundation Hadrian's ride

 

Tour of N. Tyneside late 70's. Dave Yates (left) with a very young Peter Stevenson (cyclo-cross pro & vets world champion)

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Complan Road Race, Barnard Castle late 70's
A Who's Who of the North East's top bike dealers - proving they all actually did it once !

Joe Waugh (3rd from right). Dave Yates (4th from left). Colin Davison (3rd from left). Paul Donohue (2nd from left).

 

Some of our more unusual jobs......

 

Click image to enlarge A Newton tandem tricycle conversion, but that's not all....

This was a job undertaken for one of Dave's customers who wanted a little more stability. As the tandem already had S&S couplings it seemed logical to utilise them to fasten the tricycle conversion on. This was certainly one of the more 'interesting' jobs he has tackled.

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The tricycle front end is held on with S&S couplings. This allows the normal front end to be replaced should the customer require it.

3 nuts, 3 cable connectors and off it comes.

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A custom turbo training frame designed to save space and greatly increase stability.
 

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An MTB brake lever converted for twin cable operation. Both brakes can be operated with one hand.

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A custom roof rack made by Dave Yates for the Percy Bilton pro team. Ideal if you too want to carry 6 bikes and 14 wheels !!

 

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The biggest frame Dave has ever made.
A 31 inch road frame.