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Current Work Archive

- 09/04/2009

Really it is Thursday for me since I work on Saturday.

Either way I look forward to beer o'clock and nice evening out with my wife Andrea. Jeff's bike is out of the fixture, tacked and alignment checked. Next the bridge was mitered and set for just after I finish welding it. Should be off to paint on Tuesday just after the holiday.

- 09/02/2009

The Chevron bridge has become somewhat of a signature piece of mine.

I did this for the first time in an attempt to make the contact points of the bridge lower than the actual clearance of the bridge. I feel the lower the contact point the more free stiffness you get. Similar to the use of a curved bridge. They are more effort but people like them and so do I. Here is Jeff's bridge after mitering, welding and cleaning up.

- 09/01/2009

Last part of the machining process is the I.S.P.

The frame is all mitered and set. Matching seat stays with some nice s-bends. Jeff is tall and long so this bike should offer great shoulder room in a running section. Tomorrow I will spend some time on the lathe and make the extended seat tower.

- 08/31/2009

Finding the fine line between stiff and comfortable.

- 08/28/2009

Jeff's mini post and stem for his cross bike.

Jeff's CX bike 008

- 08/27/2009

German Engineering at its finest!


- 08/25/2009

Humble beginnings of a CX bike.

I like to build the fork, stem and post before beginning the frame. Something rewarding about finishing the frame and knowing the project is complete. Getting a frame done and having a few more days of work on that project always seems defeating.

Here are Jeff's fork blades getting mitered. They are first pre-cut on the cold saw so they fit in the fixture.

- 08/24/2009

Received some requests for my definition of a cross bike

What is a cross bike? Why can't I use my cross bike for touring and commuting? Can a cross bike be my only bike?

- 08/21/2009

Nice clean lines and no zip ties.

Once painted and cables run, the internal routing makes for a very nice and clean look.

After soaking off the flux (kind of like a stent):

Adam's 29R 017

After finish work:

- 08/20/2009

Today's color of the day is brown.

Lots of pick-ups this week. The white road bike got photographed and picked up today (much better photos to follow). Here is Paul's 29R after assembly. There are no grips because I am going to tell Paul the handlebars are too narrow and we should change them (are you reading Paul?). The frame is David's frame back from Spectrum. Should be ready to ship out tomorrow.