Sunday, March 09, 2008

trying to get back into the flow.......







lots going on! built wheels for barin, gitty and dave, and ordered wheel makin's for ivan, and got pvb's bike all brazed and went for a ride, while reviewing films for the flagstaff mountain film festival - whew. the brazing on pvb's bike is SWEET. i should be able to polish it up relatively fast. it should go to paint in a few days. the bike had a great look with a pleasing flow to the geometry. i'm gonna be glad to get it out to get some gravy, it's been lingering here with me getting the flu and equipment break-downs. he's coming to visit in april and i really hope it can come back from paint so i can hand it over personally. we'll see..... also, twisting up plenty of custom wheels. i really dig building wheels, and i also build custom wheels for non-frame customers, so if you need a new pair of hoops, let me know. i'll ship them anywhere you are willing to pay for! and, a built-up pic of preskit matt's bike. nice! also, went for a ride on heirkenham/old post/high school trail yesterday, and it was really tough. adventure quality. really hard. needed alot of help, and got really beat up. i'm not sure if i'll do that one again soon.....great views and weather, and yet another chance to hang out outdoors with my lovely wife and critters. also, i've been reviewing films for the flagstaff mountain film festival being currently held - about forty of them - whew. i'm movie-d' out. and look whose running for mayor - i don't know the guy but if you grew up with the name "pud" and still claim it, i bet you're tough. later, steve.

7 comments:

jrobfox said...

Holy crap Steve, your fillets are the cleanest!

mgindle said...

I managed to get to the red rock as well this weekend. I saw signs for "Pud" and later found in the paper it is a woman who's actual name is Ruth but her father apparently called her 'Puddin' which shortened into 'Pud' WHA?

steve garro said...

thanks, man! i'm trying to get good enough to offer a non-filed option. more info soon...... steve.

Cyclebound said...

A non filed option would look sweet. The warmer weather is soothing to the soul. Glad to see that your feeling better and getting out on the handcycle. Any chance on seeing a current list of names for the next 5 to 7 or so builds coming up. Just can't wait until you start one for me that's all.

Kerry said...

Steve I agree with Cyclebound. Can't wait until my name is top of the list. So I have a question.. what is your take on Fisher's new 29 geometries. Thanks.

steve garro said...

in reference to fisher, do you mean the 51mm rake forks? i think alot of it is marketspeak to allow a wider range of riders to fit on 29ers, widening the market......specifically, smaller riders. not to say it won't build a nice riding bike if designed around properly, just not necessicary for riders with a body geometry condusive to riding a 29er. imho there should not be such a thing as an xs 29er. if a 5'4" person should ride a 29er, then shouldn't a 6' guy ride a 36er?.....and, they are not avalible to the general public, only on trek lines. it all has to do with trail, and there's more then one way to achive the proper amount of trail. do i make any sense? look up "trail charts" on sheldon brown's site maybe..... steve.

steve garro said...

cycle bound: i'm looking at may for your build. i'm about a bike behind right now due to getting really sick and equipment failure. getting closer every day though! steve.