Sunday, July 22, 2012
There has been much dialogue on the WWW concerning whether you are basically a poor or boring builder based on if you are open to strange or non mainstream bikes. For me it's not appearance that I sell - it's fit. Appearance is secondary, and i believe form follows function, and if it's built correctly to function, then beauty is naturally achieved, like a fine blade, a wild trout, a sea kayak, or a custom bicycle.
I built my reputation not through making people look, but by hopefully helping them see - to see what performance and comfort I can provide from 23 years of professionally working on bikes, touring all over the world by bike, over 20 years of racing from short track to 100 mile to 12 hour to 24 hour events, and on top of it a solid fabrication background. This is what I sell, and I think what is pictured here is the quintessential Coconino Cycle.
Thanks for reading, everyone - many thanks - Steve.
Here is an awesome picture I took at 75mph returning from a 36 hour fishing/camping trip - man, we made the holeshot on this one. I have never seen a storm like this, and the next day there were tornado warnings right where I took this and i think this one was on the verge of rotation.
It looks like we travel far & wide, but usually all my pictures are within a 2 hour radius from our house.
Dead-on true to the blueprint.
Thanks for reading, all!
Sunday, July 08, 2012
Here, Ted came over to assemble his new Coconino frame & fork from his old Surly, which fit awful.
Ted has an odd fit - long torso, short arms and legs. A utilitarian commuter/dirt roadster that will fit at least 45c's.
A full build coming up with Paul hubs, Stan's rims, White Industries freewheel - good stuff, one speed.
I am rapidly catching up on metal work but do you ever really catch up?
Below, collecting parts for the same.
We also saw a 3/4 curl bighorn ram where I had never seen one before. The critters that have made it down to the Rio are fat & happy. Had a 4' long beaver rip right under the boats at speed, looked just like a seal.
Super busy, some orders are waiting for special things like custom tubes or 44mm head tube facers, but the immediate up and coming orders are : Woodsman - up now, then: Barin - I know you are stuck in visa/immigration hell, let me know when you think you can take delivery - Dave B, Bill S, Eiji, Jason C, John L, ect out to April, 2013.
Thanks for reading, all three of you - Steve.