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Firefly :: Alignment Table Fixtures

So we made the alignment table… but that was just the beginning.
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Firefly :: Stainless Road :: #001

Frontal view stainless road :: firefly

Firefly #001.
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Firefly :: The Beginning :: Part 6

The jig we made to miter the chain stays to the bottom bracket needed to be adjustable and accurate. Conceptually it was simple, but in order to get the cuts to work for all of the variables we have planned on throwing at it, things became a little complicated.
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Firefly :: The Beginning :: Part 5

Firefly chain stays require two separate jigs to make them fit between the dropouts and the bottom bracket. One for each end of the stay. Here we are going to take a look at the slotter. The slotter makes a slot on the dropout end of the stays to line up the dropout in it’s desired location. This is more than just a jig, it is a purpose-built machine made right here at the Firefly Workshop.

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Firefly :: The Beginning :: Part 4

Because each and every bike is designed and made for an individual, each one is different. Even small changes in the geometry of the frame can result in significant changes in performance, so each cut has to be spot on to the calculated geometry. Also, because the geometry, tube diameters and tube shapes vary from bicycle to bicycle, the jigs used to cut the tubes must be adjustable and accommodating, There are some jigs available out there for purchase, but in the spirit of Firefly, we wanted to make as many of them as we could…

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Firefly :: The Beginning :: Part 3

You can only make your frames as straight as the tooling and measurement equipment you use to build them. TIG welding frames adds an element of the organic due to the heating and cooling that takes place during the welding process. This makes them some of the most difficult types of frames to make and hold the tight tolerances required to achieve optimal performance and handling characteristics…

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Firefly :: The Beginning :: Part 2

Every great bike deserves a great headbadge. This is where our friend Aaron came into play. We approached him because he is the man you call when you need something like this done and you need it done perfectly.
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Firefly :: The Beginning :: Part 1

It all has to start somewhere, some might say it started a long time ago, but we’ll just focus on the present… We incorporated Firefly on January 10th, 2011. Ever since it has been non-stop action.
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Firefly Bicycles Lights It Up

For Immediate Release :: Firefly Bicycles Lights It Up
Tyler Evans and Jamie Medeiros Declare Independence, Launch New Handmade Bike Company.
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Purchase

We invite you to work with us directly. If you’re ready to get your hands on a new Firefly, begin here by completing the correct Firefly Fit Form to the right or contacting Kevin Wolfson at 617.825.3473. (Download Adobe Reader XI to easily fill out, save, and email the fit form.)

After we have an initial conversation and receive your custom fit form, we will set up an in-depth interview to talk about you, your perfect bike, and how we will make it a reality.

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