Friday, June 21, 2013

MF's bike outta here, two at paint, and we are out of here until 7/3

MF's 29er back from custom paint - it's stunning - and, quite a big bike as well - MF is 6'7".
I've really been enjoying building extra tall bikes, it's a cool niche.
They make 29er wheels look "right"
A great parts pic as well including wheels laced in-house ('natch) with XT, Stan's, King, Fox, Thomson.......the good stuff!
 The orange is just excellent, as is the entire color scheme.
 Tall yet propotional - a bike should just look "right" and "flow" reguardless of rider or wheel size.

 2x10 drivetrain with the ability to still bolt on the 42 tooth big ring & drop people if need be.
 TH's 29er+ touring bike/moon buggy/fishfinder is at paint.
 Quite the project - lots learned.......
 Some clean brazing.
 And, a really nice, strong ST/TT/SS junction.
That is never going to budge.
Also, out of here until 7/3 to go to D's side of the family's reunion.
When I return straight into T. McK's bike, then Barin's 650B, KO's 26er frame & fork, B-Bar, MG's bike, David M.........ect........
Stay tuned, folks & thanks for all you pacience & support - you all ROCK.
- Steve.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Working along through June.

 Been really damn busy!
Waiting for the Tall Bike to come back from paint, as well as this bike for Dirtrag Magazine - a 650B, also at Spectrum.
 It came out pretty damn nice.
 And then on to Tims's 29er+
I have to build another one, and then these are going to be the last ones for a little while while this platform evolves a little bit.
I'm not against it, but I want to see where it's going before I commit to any more.
For now I'm going to stick to a maximum 29er tire of 2.4" as I make bikes for trails & dirt roads (pretty much) as that's what I'm going to stick to.
 Here, checking it out.
 Looking good.

 Building lots of custom wheelsets as well.

 Seat stays.
 Making almost all of the parts for these out of straight aircraft 4130 from scratch.
 Working with tubes, marking the bowing & fishmouthing.

 Gus-Gus supervising office work.
 How it's supposed to fit.

New dedicated 650B x 120mm fork!
Just building one bike after another so I can get to yours.
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Lots going on over there.
Thanks for reading!
- Steve.