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Old 21st October 2010
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OK, cafe racer fans, this may be of interest...

My local indie phoned me tonight and mentioned that he's recently found a company in Wales that are making Norton Featherbed-style frames for Evo Sporties...

Looks good, and all-brazed construction, like the original Featherbed. I'd guess a stock rigid-mount Sporty frame wieghs 2-3 times the claimed 14.75kg for this one. Their website is here. It mentions that they'll be available in the US through Santiago Choppers, but no prices are listed yet.

Looks fantastic! I'd be very interested in how much they'll be going for...
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Im sorry, but you just wont win that many races with those tiny wheels!
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I emailed Santiago Choppers last week and they said pricing will be available this week with likely first shipments in early December. I'll reply to ask for any word on pricing yet.

He said the following options will be available:
1) frame
2) frame and oil tank
3) frame oil tank gastank
4) frame oiltank gastank shocks and front end
5) frame oiltank gastank shocks front end and wheels

A set of rear control will be available also a set of exhaust

Also, they are working on a new website just for the Norley frame.

I'm currently working on a Sportster cafe conversion (light mod). But, I will buy this frame when it becomes available, assuming the pricing is within reason.
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That frame is SHWEEET!!!

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I understand the cool factor in historical accuracy and how frame flex can be a benefit but brazing, really?
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I understand the cool factor in historical accuracy and how frame flex can be a benefit but brazing, really?
Those brazed (or bronze-welded, to be exact) joints should be plenty strong enough. Bronze welding was used on the original featherbed frames because the Reynolds 531 tubing they were made from suffered from embrittlement and subsequent cracking if raised to the temperatures required for fusion welding. The T45 tubing used for these frames can be TIG-welded. There's less chance of weld-induced distortion with brazing.

I found this vid on youtube, which should demonstrate how tough bronze-welded joints are. With the bike frames in the background, and the Welsh accent of the guy filming, this could well have been filmed by the people who make these Norley frames...


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Beuz:

Wow, you weren't kidding about the strength of those welds! Nice video, and thanks again for finding all this great stuff!

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frames are 2500$,no prices or listings on the other parts yet....
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