Thursday, October 05, 2006
bill's x-bike, bruce's 29er and smither's tour cruiser
here's some pics of all the frame projects going on right now in the shop. the designs and the tube set is bill fry's cross bike that is going to switzerland. the BIG frame in the jig with the slider drop outs is bruce ledbetter's 29er. the tour bike is smither's, he came down from truckee to tie up some buissness and we cranked this out in 2 1/2 days. he still has to polish the brazes and put braze-ons on it. it should be pretty camo in the 3rd world, it looka like an old raliegh or a flying pidgeon that you see so much in mexico/bolivia. that sucker is 100% 4130 except for the chainstays,seat tube and head tube. weight? who cares! the dirt rag crew did a drive by smiling yesterday as well, maurice and thanita stopped by to swap t-shirts and sat "hi" and take the armbike for a driveway rip. set them straight on beer laws of the 4-corners region and sent them on their merry way. hopefully i'll get some shiny, pretty new bikes back from paint soon for ya'll. later, steve.