Sunday, September 13, 2009
MEECH Track Frameset
Here is a track frameset that I started on quite a while back and just recently got the finish on it. I kept this one as simple as I could. All straight tubes left raw with the fillet-brazing showing. It has a super-strong powder coat finish done by Industrial Powdercoating of Mountain Home, AR. The owner was beating two pieces of tubing together and failed to even scratch it. This frame has the name that I was gonna use on my frames in the very beginning, OneFiftyOne, but then I just decided to go with my nickname, MEECH. This was the first time I actually put it on a frame and I might still use it from time to time. Honestly I don't know much, if anything, about track racing so I just used a standard geometry and tried to keep it simple and comfortable for everyday street riding, but oh-man would I love to see someone race the molasses out of this thing on a velodrome. I was gonna take it to the Texas Handmade Bicycle Show in Austin but I can't go this year, maybe next. Hope you like it. I have a 650B mountain bike with a belt-drive I am working on now and will be posting some photos when its done so stay tuned. Chao.