Thursday, February 05, 2009

mid-feb. update - this will have to do for awhile, i'm outta here for two weeks!

Irfan's frame all ready to go in the box! following is some pics of the final frame prep sequences.....
head badge installed....
tapping the head badge bolts - a sketchy thing to have to do as a last operation!
chasing the derailleur threads.
a detail shot of all the cool stuff going on in the seat tube area.
all threads are tapped and a stainless steel bolt and washer are inserted.
all the tolerances check out great!
facing the surfaces of the bottom bracket shell to ensure that the bearings spin flush and enjoy a long life.
chasing the bottom bracket threads........the hole in the shell is to allow water to drain from the frame. all the tubes vent from each other to the outside. water WILL get in - you have to allow for it to escape.
facing and chasing the head tube.....
reaming the seat tube. after this step it is polished with a flex hone for a smooooth fit.
Irfan's frame pre-paint. the note on the top tube is incorrect, there are actually 38 pieces in the frame!
Jim R's kaisei tubed road bike in it's conception. check out the customised rear dropouts!
i was not able to complete Jim's bike before I had to leave for Baja, so i brazed the front triangle together. this will give me a clean slate to start from when i return on the 19th.
Jim's front triangle of his Kaisei tubed road bike.
Pete C. sent me this pic of him shredding in Marin.
and Mary sent me this nice beach shot of her new micro-coconino. sweet! that is one cool bike. dedicated Rohloff 14 speed internal hub and the cream of the crop all around as per componentry. it measures in at right around 12" center to center on the seat tube. little bikes are challenging! that's all for now, folks, that will have to do ya'll until i get back on the 19th. i'll get back to you ASAP if you drop me an e-mail i MAY be able to reply at some point, but it's hard to tell.............ciao for niao!, Steve.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mary's Bike is soooo nice.

devin said...

Boy you do nice work.....
Have fun don;t eat to much fish...

Mimbres Man said...

Enjoy the fish tacos and Pacificos!

Francois said...

Hi Steve !
Do you have a RAL code for Irfan's frame ? Could be sweet for my next frame... ;-)
Enjoy your vacations !

Japhy rider said...

pic 3 reminds me of that One scene from Pulp Fiction... w/ Zed...

"woo yeeeahhh, get em!"

have fun in MX. i'm fired up to be next in the cue. can't wait to get out on a new touring rig from you, Steve.

tell us all about fishin and fun in baja, amigo.

McD

swiggco world said...

That grey frame is beautful.Cheers, Paul.