Chris Dekerf is a master welder. Chris has built well over 5000 bicycle frames over 30 years as a frame builder and when it comes to TIG welding, there is no substitute for practice. Chris’ weld beads read like a signature and their size, uniformity, and perfect spacing are hallmarks of his skills with the torch. Chris also has been classically trained in the art of fillet brazing as well. Carefully laid down bronze brazed tube joints, hand filed to gentle smooth curves, makes for an absolutely beautiful bicycle frame. In his early days, Chris apprenticed under a veteran British frames builder where he learned the skills of lug construction also. Chris has built many lugged or partially lugged frames over the years.