Building Frames with a Torch and ViseBy Rocky Thompson on February 27th, 2007
The Blingle Speed 29er is a Tony Pereira frame made in Portland. I met this guy at a barbecue in Salt Lake City about a year ago; he ate a burger topped with pastrami, so I knew he was a serious biker. He makes about 30 bikes a year, and last year took home the third place for his touring bike in the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. Whatâ€™s most interesting about Pereira is that heâ€™s self taught and does all his work without a mitering machine. Hearing that kind of makes me think I could start making frames with just a vise and a torch, but I think I would just open myself to several wrongful death lawsuits.
via Bike Portland