Saturday, January 23, 2010

2nd biggest winter storm ever / Stan's frame.

here is the view from the office - whoa!
Glad i married good Wisconsin stock! that's an 8' ladder behind the pole. there's still allot up on the roof, too. Denise is pretty worn out. i'm kinda worthless at helping, so i'm just working - i figure that i can at least make money while she is shoveling.....

Shop view.
checking out Stan's frame. good!
starting out on seat stays. this is just a raw 8' length of 4130.

done - i've put allot into these, enough that i consider much of it proprietary any more.

after mitering i'm checking to see what i have - all good.

final alignment check before i install the seatstay brace & braze it all up.

setting up to braze. i like having things like this all set up like a little ceremony to the brazing gods.......

Pow! all brazed up.

this is why i am now offering un-filed bikes for less $$$$ now. i can just send this to paint & it looks just fine & rides the same as a "signature" model filed to a ultra-fine smooth radii junction.

BB junction.

that's it for now, ya'll i'll keep you all posted on progress. Steve.

5 comments:

big jonny said...

Good thing you two didn't mess about and got a kick ass roof a few years back. Dude, I can't believe that image. I know what view, and she's way off the ground. Whoa.

Darren's Rides said...

How about i come over and you fill my trucks bed up with snow

steve garro said...

anyone can have all the snow they want!!!!! {please} Johnny: on the roof, $$$ well spent, yes. i 1000% recomend a metal roof - all around here.

FraSiec said...

that frame looks great. Looks like it's stainless steel, but I know it probably isn't. You ever make a stainless steel frame?

steve garro said...

the dropouts are 17-4 stainless steel, but the frame is not. all the tubing offered in stainless is kinda worthless for MTBs, more road orientated. i'm not sold on stainless alloys being used for bicycle tubing as of yet....