This year I have a goal of 36 bikes (which averages 3 per month) and feel it is a realistic goal. One thing to keep in mind is almost all my bikes include a fork, stem and seat post. Those items can add up quickly and take about as much time as the frame.
It is hard to talk about the last few bikes since I am trying to keep a few things a secret before they get released. Naomi is local and is getting a 29R. She is on the shorter side so we are doing rigid specific to help lower the front end of the bike. I should have the details of the bike ironed out mid this week so I got started on the fork first (I tend to always do this). Here is a look at the fork after making all the segments and such.
This past weekend I made a few tools and one of them was a new unicrown fork mitering fixture. It was kind of ironic since I finished the fixture and the first fork I need to make is not unicrown. Oh well it is ready for the next touring bike I am making. Here is some pictures of it set-up to miter some blades.
The family has grown (not not at home yet). This is the big daddy of "small" horizontal machines. It is a Cincinnati No.2 UM which is a very desirable machine. It is kind of worthless in the current manufacturing world but for people like me that use manual machines it is a real sweet find. It is rather heavy and I need to make a few moves in the shop before it gets into operation. I have an addition for the shop planned and once that is done this beast can get moved in. Here it is after delivery.