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Slow motion

It’s been a while since I have posted anything,  that’s because life took a giant step forward in the fall and I’m still trying to catch up. The temporary down side is that I moved in to a shop space half the size of my old one. It’s cramped, and I’m still trying to figure out how to get everything organized. It’ll get worked out soon and I’ll be rolling again. I have plenty of new stuff to work on and will be prototyping as soon  as I can.

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This is where it is now, the proverbial 10lbs of shit in a 5lb bag.

Bbq season

This 650B is going out to Team Flying Dog in MD.
Flat black ceramic, with gloss black decals. The finish makes me think of a bbq grill.

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More blue, and something new

Another blue frame, this this time a 650b for Flying Dog Racing in MD.
My decal guy talked me into trying something new,adding a border to the lettering, and everyone seems to like it.

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For some reason this blue seems to change with the light.

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There you have it. Hopefully Ill have some built up pics soon.

Someone’s getting the blues

This is a nice dirt road bike that should have a really nice life in Texas and beyond. Fender mounts, clearance for 700x42s and a nice blue powdercoat.

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Velocity A-23s, SRAM Rival cross drivetrain and my new 7/8″ round chainstays. It also got bar tape before going to it’s new home;)

Camo, woodgrain and skulls

I have dipped my toe into the hydrographics thing, and the results have been pleasing. The arctic digital finish on my NAHBS frame was very well received  and I’m very happy with it. I hope that frame is the beginning of a good relationship with Tyler at Hydrocustoms here in Tulsa. This is his website, check out the patters he offers. All of these are available as standard finish on any Edoz frame.

 

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Delete saved game? This cannot be undone.

One of the things I like about NAHBS (besides the endless bike porn) is the other builders. It’s about the only time more than a handful of us are in the same place all year, and it’s a great time to catch up with friends, rekindle bromances and gain wisdom from some of the wisest sages in the industry. It’s one of those visits to a great oracle that leads me to this post.

You may (or may not) have noticed that the pricing/ordering page is gone. Yup, you don’t have to check (but you will) it’s gone like Alderaan.

There are going to be some changes at Edoz Bicycles, and they’re for the better. One of the drawbacks to having a good day job is that it’s easy to underprice your work, and allow your day job to subsidize your other business. You can also willingly let the business details slide because you have your main income acting as a safety net. It becomes easy to lose track of how much is coming in and how much is going out, and there have been plenty of good framebuilders get in over their heads like that and disappear. Then you end up with threadnaughts on the internet trying to locate said builder, armchair barristers giving dubious advice,  jilted customers spitting venom and hordes of trolls piling on for good measure.

Not on my watch.

So, there’s going to be a price increase. It’ll be noticeable, but it will help ensure that the business can support itself, and that I’ll be around to provide customer support far into the future. (Not like time machine far, but you get the idea) It will also provide the means to grow the business with new equipment and products.

I’m also getting rid of the base powdercoat option. This is for the best, after all it’s a custom frame. Go big or go home.  The up side is that the standard finish will be good stuff, and probably no upcharge for ceramic or film dip finishes.

It looks like I’ll also be adding Reynolds to my available tubing choices, and I’m excited to work with their products.

Details will come as soon as they’re finalized, in the mean time stay tuned for another Team Flying Dog frame and maybe even another one for me.

NAHBS #1 in the bag

http://www.bikeradar.com/gallery/article/nahbs-2013-mahoghany-copper-film-dipped-and-metal-flake-36534/12

The fat bike frame made Bike Radar, and I’m pretty happy even though they got my name a little wrong and totally misquoted me about the film dip process;)

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