A good riding buddy of mine from my hometown of Jonesboro, Jess Parker, took first place honors in the Single-Speed class at Crosstoberfest. Jess was one of my earliest customers and he has been riding the molasses out of his MEECH for around 4 years now. His riding/racing has been getting better and better these last few years as has my frame building but it always feels good to see one of your first frames still out there on the race course cutting ruts and getting on the podium. Congratulations to Jess Parker! Thanks buddy. Love the hat!
Here is an older photo of Jess airing out his MEECH. I've posted this before but its one of my favorite photos so I break it out on occasion.
I finally put the finishing touches on this gravel road frame. Bob Davis turned the integrated seatpost out for me and now it only needs to be fine cut to the individual.
A little internal exit strategy.
Real carbon chainstay protector freshly made.
These photos show the seatpost and how it accommodates the housing passing through it. Very simple yet effective.
Bob cut it a little off center but it presents no problems at all as there is plenty of clearance for the housing.
Finished look. Until I saw this photo I didn't realize that I had missed a spot painting but you can see the while rearing its ugly head behind the seatpost binder. Paint and photos are the 2 most effective way to find imperfections. You can look a frame over until you're red in the eyes and not find anything and then 1 little photo can bring anguish to you. I wasn't happy but its small potatos and I'll get it touched up.
Thanks for checking things out. Have a good weekend.