Pia came to Potsdam for her frame building course at Big Forest Frameworks in March of 2023. Her bike is now painted and finished, and it looks great! She took a few minutes to answer a few questions for our blog….
How did you get the first idea to build your frame yourself?
I really like to learn new things, and especially to build things myself. I was really excited about the idea of building my own frame, and then the finished bike as well, exactly how I wanted it to be, and also that it fits me how I want it to.
Why did you decide to build this frame? What do you plan to do with it?
I wanted to first build the simplest frame that is possible, a lugged steel frame, because I have never had a torch in my hangs before, and I like the classic look of lugged frames. The bike is a single-speed, made for the city.
What is special about the frame you built yourself?
The feeling that I really built it myself, and that it is exactly how I wanted it to be.
How was your frame building course?
The week was really great! I learned a ton, and I had a nice time with nice people. And I went home with a finished frame and fork. Robert and Konrad explained everything really well, and I could do everything myself without having any prior experience with frame building.
How does your bike ride?
My single-speed is really alot of fun to ride! The frame is really stiff, and thanks to the bike fitting on the first day, it fits me perfectly.