Wednesday, June 18, 2008
here's ben with a couple pics of his new 29er cruiser - he's stoked! that's one beautiful frame, i put ALLOT of work in that baby, just like every cruiser. the fork in the second pic was made for ben by rick hunter and is a work of art in itself. AND, he's having rody from groovy cycles make him a pair of love handles AND, i'm lacing up some phil wood hubs for it. he'll have one of the blingy-est rides around, representing three custom builders on one scoot. last pic - ted's bike is coming right along. i'm going to go work on the seatstays today, i may or may not get them done as i have a PT session scheduled for this afternoon, maybe they can help me with the pain issues, they got me back up on my feet so i trust what they think allot. also, tonight we are going to see the DRIVE BY TRUCKERS at the orpheum theater. i am stoked! final note: see the alignment table that ted's frame is bolted to? it's ground to a tolerance only slightly off from that of an average human hair across it's entire surface. many people think that it's used to bend a frame into straightness after it's built but it's not. the tubing used on modern frames will buckle if forced into straightness. it's used to gradually coax a frame into straightness during the build process by checking each step and sub assembly resulting in a bike that is built true and will remain that way for years free of built in stresses from applied force. QC, ya'll. steve.