Sunday, July 18, 2010

current projects/build queue questions..

Jesse is really, rally stoked on this new scoot - it looks mighty smooth & swoopy.......
I've been kicking out Annie's garage vs. bike repair - it will be as new. one of the bonuses of steel, you can do really bad things to it & for a fraction of the price of a new ride fix it right back to perfect. just watch those roof racks, huh, folks? - not covered under warranty........

Jude sent me this pic of his 650B from Nor-Cal. kinda blurry, but if you squint you get the idea. nice bike!

Gus-Gus hunkering down during yesterday's monsoon deluge. We got back from a ride just as everyone was going out {a little after noon} and I'd say allot of folks got their primal jerseys a little browner then when they were leaving. there were a bunch of people shuttling schultz {?????} which i just don't get. a freeekin' cripple can pedal up that with their arms, folks. burn ass, not gas..........

Denise's new setup for Sally - she gets gimpy on the long downhills now. she seems to think it's "princess" enough to be OK + Denise gets some weight training in, too.

Penstemmon Nudifloris? pretty sure. I also have one with similar flowers but scrubbier foliage in my yard which i believe to be P. Jamesii. - Gotta ask Planteo.

as soon as it rained the Sego Lilies popped. there are going to be thousands soon. I love these guys.

Penstemmon Barbatus.

A big fat bumblebee sucking on a Lupine. see the orange on it's leg? bee pollen.

Steve's eye view of the trail. it was sweet.

Sometimes you just can't beat Flag. Sometimes it kinda sucks.........

This was not one of the "sucky" days. no moon dust, not on fire, not another rider......

man, the downhill was craaaazy. I was just nailing the drifts & hooking up hard.

Not ferns - bracken, actually.

That's about it for now. busy, busy. I got a question recently about estimated wait times & why the build queue shuffles. Well, it's really hard to nail something down 10-11 months out. try it with your own life. I'm pretty proud not to be more then a month or so off either way. Also, people come and go, get married, have kids, move, have changes in living conditions, break limbs, need some extra time paying, just disappear sometimes {not often} all kinds of things. hell, I got smashed by a truck and still only lagged a couple of months behind on delivery. Also, things like frame repairs, material & component availability {although, I go far out on a limb tying up liquid $$$ assets to insure I have tubing on hand} custom paint and just unforeseeable "acts of god" {like my painter's air compressor failing} just add up. I'm definitely trying to get you your bike ASAP. What can you do to help? Well, please know what components you are going to use. If you need guidance, ask me. I'll know - it's my job. If you have "dedicated" components - I'll need those *here* to fit them up. Get me your measurements, please!! - thank you. Lastly, and I cannot stress this enough - DO NOT wait 10-11 months and not know what color you want!! please, please, please. I have 20+ people on the build queue right now, so if we all work together to keep the flow well, flowing then everybody gets their bike/frame faster. If it makes anyone feel better, I've had a bike in the shed {a BRAND NEW One-Off} that i have not gotten to build, and I've had it *over a year and a half!*, my ride able One-Off is held together with zip-ties {it really is} and my wheelchair is missing two spokes - I'm just too tired at the end of the day to fix them - don't even get me started on the boats! - Rock On, off to sign off on Annie's repair & start Jo-Mo's bike - thanks for all you collective Patience!!! - Steve.

5 comments:

Cameron Clark | C+K Studio said...

it's worth the wait, people. How long did you think it was going to take to get the best bike you've ever owned? TIP: When driving with bikes on the roof, move your garage door opener. PUT IT IN THE TRUNK, so you have to physically get out of the car and go "oh my bike is on the roof." That's what I do--NOW...lesson learned the hard way (and I waited 11 months for my new Coconino). Wish I told Annie that trick a couple months ago. Burn ASS NOT GAS. I love that, Garro!

FraSiec said...

love the color of that guys bike, but probably not manly enough for my ego. Hell, it's pretty. I want one that color, maybe two tone with black and tan.

I'll fix your spokes if you make me a bike like that. :)

Erik said...

Cam, we had that trick. Only works when ya don't forget to move the garage door opener (our trick was actually to lay one of the other bikes in the garage on the floor as part of the loading up the bike routine).

Anonymous said...

Steve-O,

That pic of Denise and Sally made my morning, now Wilson wants to ride in a backpack. We were the ultimate dog lovers, 'til we met you two.

Still contemplating ordering up another frameset, just don't know what I need, but I do have many "wants". Thinking something "skinny wheel".

The big orange Coconino here has now become the dedicated trials bike, and a good one it is. I burn gas riding trials on the Gas Gas, but the Coconino is good for my soul, and the balance is impeccable.

Keep on rockin' on, you're doing well.

Preskit Matt

juanito said...

sorry for not coming and give my hands help you.flagstaff is sooo far from my home and workshop. bad thing. i just can sent you " beaucoup " de power to you .
thanx for your job.
jean paul.