Monday, October 26, 2009

last post for awhile - we are gone until Nov. 15th. Denise's new 650B/thanks for the Coconino action photos!!

Here id Denise's new 650B single speed. she already has a 650B and loves the wheel size but wants one with front suspension as she has been riding fully rigid for a few years now. it's going to have an 80mm travel Fox 29er fork.
all brazed up! reason for celebration! Denise will have four Coconinos fully operational - a 26" MTB, a 700c commuter, a 650B rigid MTB and a front suspension 650B MTB.

random shop shot - seat stay brace manufacture.

this is what 20 pounds of brass rod looks like.

i am making myself a "river foot" for rafting. here i am bonding on a grippy sole made from a worn out Pacenti Neo-Moto tire.

i got a pic from Keri of her bike & Christi's bikes out east of town on the AZ trail. i made the Orange bike a long time ago - i haven't done seat stays like that for over five years?

Shabir showing his bike to the locals in Vermont. they look pleased!

that's all for awhile, folks - we are rowing the Grand Canyon with the Barnettes & will be gone until Nov. 15th - wish us luck and we'll talk to y'all then - Steve & Denise.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

new bikes & fall colors.

Robert's bike looks really nice........

this baby is going to Chattanooga, TN. to carve some Appalachian singletrack.

Mr. Moots left here a little happier then when he showed up!

i got out for a blustery ride with Denise. it was nice to be in the trees in between two trips that will be largely rock.

fall always feels too short.

Sally forges ahead on some damn nice trail.

it was like a billion little ornaments.

some trees were just on fire. that's all for now - quite the colorful post. more later on Denise's new 650B i'm sneaking in before we go on our trip on the 28th. Steve.

Monday, October 19, 2009

finish shots of Anthony's bike.

man -i'm super happy with the way all the curves came out on this frame. it's all done by hand & eye, so no two bikes are ever the same.
profile shot.

never so many "O's" in smooooooth............

that's it for now - she went in a box and is going off to Spectrum Powder Works for some special lovin'. if you have never checked out Mark & Liz's work do so here: later! Steve.

Friday, October 16, 2009

right back at it - Anthony's frame winding down.

almost done!
a nicely polished seat tube junction.

nice & smooth with the Aufhauser rod - i'm sold!

very straight!

lastly, i got this repair turned around fast & you cannot tell it's not fresh & brand new.

more later, busy day - Steve.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

a great trip to Lee's Ferry - lots of pics, none in order.........

we just got back from kayaking for four days with a bunch of friends for our anniversary! it was perfect.

Denise with our fresh dinner all ready to go.

quite a view from one of our camps.

Petito & Karin

just another piece of nature's art.

Condors upon high.

random pic. yes, i always look this crusty........


the Borlings in a borrowed pedal boat. it broke but they kept on with one set of pedals.

another quick catch and release over the side. we had some of the best fishing i have seen there in recent times!

Petito & Karin at four mile bar.

a little tiny Jeff.

Jimmy Gaun did a guest star appearance.

Denise had her best trip trout fishing ever - she rocked!

one for the pot! all fish over 12" must go back in the drink here. we only keep a very few, way less then our limit.

our beach side hobo camp. good times!

very nice!

Barry snags a nice one!!

fish on!
a Bighorn Sheep - the first i've seen in the gorge in my 33yrs here! they must be coming down from the Paria plateau. it's a little blurry because...........

this is how far away they were in that shot. they are right in the middle.

check the colors on this beaut.

my finest trout of the trip, i think. it's still swimming around in the Colorado River.

that's it for now - what a fine trip! it's hard to concentrate on work but i'm hard back at it. - Steve.