Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Here are some shots of Eric's frame all finished before paint. Once again I am not a photographer, I think I need a new camera. Anyway the frame is dialed in and tips the scales at 3.3 lbs. Check back in a few days to see it after Ace has laid down some paint on it. Couple of weeks away from cross season and you can smell the pain coming.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Yep, you guessed it, cyclocross season is just a handful of weeks away and I know some people already "chompin at the bits" to get on the starting line. This is the start up of a new cross frame for Eric, a California based cross racer. This is gonna be a tight package built with OX Platinum on the main triangle and for clearance we are using some S-bend chain and seat stays. The down tube is a super-light 31.8mm and is as light as an S3 down tube. With an effective 52cm top tube and a 50cm seat tube this may be the lightest cross frame that I have ever built, we'll just have to wait and see what the scales say. Anyway, this is a pure, straight-forward cross racer, nothing extra hanging on that could slow him down. Build it strong, build it light, build it right! Stay tuned for more.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Here is a frame I am finishing up for Chihiro, a Japanese road racer. This was my first international order so I was pretty stoked to be building it for him. Its a pretty straight-forward road racing frame built with OX Platinum tubing and a wishbone seatstay. It also contains an integrated head tube and one of my integrated seatposts made by local Mountain Home machinist Bob Davis. Chihiro decided to go rock-solid and get the matching steel fork as well. This thing has crit racing written all over it. Check out that white Avocet O2 Ti racing saddle, where can you buy one of those? Is that a red one also? My butt has been sitting on an O2 for 20 years. I have 7 of them in all different flavors and I am hoping thats enough to last me the rest of my life, they are getting harder and harder to find. Anyway, a MEECH will be on top of Mount Fuji before too long. Stay tuned for the paint job. Chao.