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Hi every one
Im new to this forum and saw this place for custom and small frame builder this is pretty cool!
So i decided to post to show you a little bit of what we are doing at Dobermann Fab.

First off, to put you in the content we are a small Canadian frame builder based just out side of the national capital region Ottawa. We do everything in house at the exception of some drop outs that are hydrocut in a shop next to ours and the cable stop...we even do our own powder coat (and beer :D ).

We have 3 different frames wish all use the same geo design for street and park use.
21.5 or 22.5" top tube 13" seat tube and 395mm (15.5") chain-stays.

Basically we made 3 different frame for 3 different type of budget and style.

The Pinscher is built very straight forward. True-temperstraigth gauge tubes, Horizontal drop out whit integrated tensioner, MTB bb, Disk brake tab and 24/26" brake boss 5.5 pounds at a retail of 500$ CAD wish is 433$USD (at today rate)


The Molosse (translation: Mean and nasty guard dog) is a simplified version of the MBF frame.
True-temper Verus heat treated double butted tubes, BMX BB, beef up chain-stays, adjustable vertical drop out wish make it very easy to ride single speed. 6.5 pounds and retail for 750$ CAD wish is 650$USD (at today rate)



MBF (Man's best friend) Is the best we could do...we used the best tubing machined everywhere we could to make it as lite as possible and making it look like no otter. True-temper Supertherm double butted tubings,BMX BB, beef up chain-stays machined on 3 side (we left the bottom full thickness for grind), adjustable vertical drop out, 6 pounds retails for 1000$ CAD or 865$ USD (at today rate)

Green glow in the dark custom color :D



This is a pix of the MBF and Molosse drop out...3 chainring bolt very solid and easy to find + a deep groove to make sure they all stay in place.

Some picture of the preproduction

Difference between the MBF and Molosse chain-stays

Dobermann Home Brew!!!:D if you stop at the shop for a visite we mite have some cold ones:D



Our web site www.dobermannbikes.com is underconstruction...it is not being updated...if we are lucky we will get the new one before the new year :rolleyes: This is mosty wy im posting here...hopefully its ok ?

For the moment if you want more info you can download our info flyer all the geo and specs are there.
https://dobermannbikes.com/promo/dobermann_catalog.pdf
***note the"rage" frame is now call the "Molosse and the top tubes are 21.5 and 22.5 not 23.5" ***

You can also email me [email protected] or post in this topic, i will do my best to reply to your post.

Cheers !

Alain Lavoie
Dobermann Fab.
1620 ch. Pink #5,
Gatineau,Qc, Canada
J9J 3N6
T: 819 682 5948
F: 819 682 3300
http:www.dobermannbikes.com
 

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Wow, those are some SWEET looking frames you have man. Definitely start posting around here more often, it seems you guys have some excellent skills in making frames. You guys sell worldwide right? I definitely wouldn't mind looking into one of the frames (probably the Pinscher because I'm cheap, haha) around spring time. :)
 

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Hi every one
Im new to this forum and saw this place for custom and small frame builder this is pretty cool!
So i decided to post to show you a little bit of what we are doing at Dobermann Fab.
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I really like what you guys are doing - Good Luck in your venture!

Got to have more Hooligan.
 

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Wow, Really nice frames you got there, will definatly check it out. I'm considering getting a new frame ( have to save up the money first though :( )

will give you guys a look
 

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Hi Every one thanks for the support and good comment!! :)

Yes we do sell world wide...our dealer and distributor network in in the work as we speak.

To place a order from the US you can go true your usual bike shop and ask them to get in touch with us....Or over the web via Unreal cycles or Phat moose cycles.

The first bacth of production frames will be available in febuary.

Mat and i have been in this business for many years...Mat use to be a welder for Balfa and i have been working the distribution for a otter brand....the timing was perfect for us to start making our own frames.

Got to have more Hooligan.

hehe...Hooligan is getting big now...

This is a pix wen he was 6 month...at 8 month he is getting pretty big now...


Cheers!
 

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Thanks man now I am missing my dog again :(
I take you love the dobie breed as well.Nice stuff hope to see more from you
 

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Incredible stuff! When will your website be up and running? I love the raw look when it comes to high-end parts, and the fact that you are brewers as well just makes the company that much sweeter. Best of luck with the company, and pm me with any info on a website and possible dealers. I am dying to know more about your frames.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!
 

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wow Im definatly very interested in your frames, ive been looking at 243 racing frames but the pinscher has caught my eye,

1) its pretty affordable
2) very short chain stays (ive been looking for a frame with the shortest stays possible)

Basicly Im just wondering how the pinscher handles a 100mm fork? and exactly how short the stays are with a 26" tire, I read on your website the shortest it can be is 15" but I assume that is with a 24" tire.

Thanks :)
 

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Thanks for the good comment! :)

Our geo was design around a 100mm fork.

The 15" chainstay position works whit 26" wheels...It mostly depend on your tires.

In the shop our demo Pinscher is set up whit 2.4 Maxxis Holly rollers and it is set up at 385mm it could of been set up at 381mm...but we add to pull back the wheel to tite the chain...using a derailer it would of work at 381mm whit a 2.4 tire.

Using a smaller tire will alow you to run at 15" no problem(smaller tires are also more effitient in park)

If you have more question you can email me.

Cheers!
 
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