Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Winding up the first month of fall.

6'8" Nate's bike is coming right along, It's going to be a no-file frame, so it will be going to paint shortly.
Some new things/custom bits: the new "Coco-moto" dropouts (see below for more info & a better view) an oversized headtube to fit a 1.5" - 1.125" tapered steertube Fox fork, oversized 1.25" seat tube for a 30mm seatpost and an additional seat tube sleeve at the bottom bracket for stiffness/durability. For a size check the head tube is 170mm long.........

Chris P's bike after final polish - shiny! braze-ons were added & off to paint it went.

booty shot - curvaceous without going overboard.

Coco-moto dropouts! A statement in technological backlash against over complicated single speed dropouts. One set of bolts needed - the ones that hold the hub to the frame.

The wheel is removable without fiddling with the disc mount.

I will still offer Paul & Paragon horizontal dropouts for rim brake applications and Paragon "Rocker" dropouts at an added $175.00 for the Rockers.

Regular Horizontal dropouts like the Paragon, the Pauls & the Coco-motos are no additional cost.

A Paul dropout with a disc mount & a piece of 5/8"x.035" brace = 250g

Coco-moto = 257g

Paragon Rocker = 366g.

I will do slider dropouts for a $175.00 upgrade, but I no longer use the "windows" model.



Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster Cycles & Myself in 1991.

It's down to the cold-hardy fall flowers in the Coconino Natl' Forest like this paintbrush......

.......or, this gorgeous Aster.

We ran into K-Bar out in the forest on her old-style Coconino.
All ways good to see any of the Barnettes.

Peaches from our Camp Verde house - sooooooooo good.

The San Francisco Peaks just the other day. A light rain scared away most folks.

But - trails were great!

A better pic of M-Beth & here three speed - I finally got the Brooks B-17 seat in.

Red Jalapenos - oh, man. A bumper crop of various chilis going of down in the Verde Valley.

Raspberries out on the trail.

Mushrooms from out on the trail as well. Sorry to see these guys wind down.

Yellow Delicious apples & Pears from the neighbor's trees - get them before the Whitetails do.

That's it for now, everyone - busy as always, thanks for the incoming orders from the CCFR and have a great fall! - Steve.


aki said...

Hey Stevie (I saw the cover of Songs in the Key of Life!), thumb up for your Coco moto and see you soon, my man.


Walt said...

The less said about the picture of you and Paul, the better. Whew!

Dropouts look awesome!