Fast forward & we have a lanky BLO (bicycle like object) soon to be a frame. We are out of here for a much needed & well deserved break for four days to go fishin' and kayaking and will be back on Thursday Sept. 1st back at it.
M-Beth's three speed mountain cruiser at full polish pre-braze ons - the shiniest stage.
Completed & ready to go to paint.
H2O re-enforcement post dunktank.
Minimal cleanup on the spearpoints.
pre-filed framebuilder's view.
Ditto here. Good practice for the couple of no file frames coming up.
Some quality time with my lovely wife on the mountain.
That's good stuff!
Almost rode straight through this orb web spider. Glad i didn't. A good 1.5" leg span.
EP wrapping up his track frame project. Kaisei tubes & Henry James lugs = 1.16 kilo.
Awesome sunflower season!
Just really busy, working in the shop & getting out for a ride every 5-6 days. Really stoked to take four days off - back on Sept. 1st.
Sooooo - here is my build queue schedule. I am trying to do a new setup, especially seeing Ant-Bike-Mike doing some thing similar. I am scheduling two "projects" per month as it seems that more & more it's not frames but "projects" - frame, fork, custom wheels + full build - no two the same. That's allot of time! I am hoping that this setup will make it less stressful on me as then I can concentrate on "projects" rather then just try to pipeline one after the other as fast as possible. I will be able to give more time to each project this way as they get very confusing when three or more of them overlap plus I need time for my projects as well - I just got a handcycle built for myself I have been trying to get going for three years. Projects may very well get done quicker but this is as close as I can get to a very concrete absolute delivery schedule, as long as no personal disasters occur
So: here by month are my current projects.
Jason M: in the jig, off to paint ASAP.
Sept: Chris P. Doug H. Oct: Justin F. John A. Nov: Hunter S. Greg B. Dec: Jim Rhodes, Mark W. Jan: Beth R. CWN. Feb: Brett M. Chris N. March: Melissa F. April: Noah C. Michael L. May: Nick K. Rex C.
That should be what I have going on as well as an experimental racing machine coming out soon, a trip to Baja & likely rowing the Grand Canyon next year while my body still can and working on the farm. Thanks everyone so much! - Steve.