Here is the situation with the Legion Chief
frame... fabrication of the kits/frames is a bit expensive and I am not
in a position to financially take it on. However, as my contribution to
the "movement", I am sending you the complete plans in AutoCad drawing
format to be uploaded to the VI
List files area. I feel that the way this should be done is to make
them available to the VI readers free of charge. I would like to retain
all fabrication rights for future marketing as a commercial venture, but
otherwise, they are a gift to the readership to for personal use. I have
had a lot of fun developing this, and would appreciate any and all input
from anyone who chooses to build one. I will continue to pursue the fabrication
end on this, but time is getting tight and I am about 70% finished with
a 741 one piece replacement frame design. I would like to devote more time
to finishing it as a faithful reproduction frame.
Thanks Frank, I think that's a real nice gesture! I hope we'll see lots of DIY legion framed bikes out there, and that the builders will send you a kind thought once in a while.
However, I am not sure the VI List files can take AutoCad files, and in any case that would leave out the VI'ers without AutoCad software, so here's your plans converted to .gif format for all to read. Converting from AutoCad to .gif isn't the easiest, however, and we lost some detail.
We're working on getting everything right, and the complete plans with notes will be posted here asap. Anyone in a real big hurry to get started on their Legion frame can contact Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org
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More about the Legion frame here