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Archive for January, 2011

Door open Thursday (and Geekhouse in Smoked Out)

That’s right, I worked with the shop door open today. Being 60 degrees it was just too good not to.

The half lug on the down tube is done, the ones on the top tube are brazed and it’s soaking. Next is the cleanup on the top tube and then the internal cable routing. I’m doing this one just like the last, jet port style.

More tomorrow. While you’re waiting on more stuff from me (with bated breath, I’m sure) check out Marty Walsh’s story about Geekhouse Bikes.

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‘nother bi-lam

I’m building another bi-laminate 29er. The ‘lugs’ start out as straight gauge chromoly, and I cut them down to the desired thickness and cut the points and such.

Another reason a lathe is a beautiful thing.

 

I cut the first one by eyeball, and then use it to mark the smaller ones.

 

 

These will be the top tube lugs. More later.


While you’re waiting

for me to get off my butt and post something, check out David Mills at Mills Bros Bicycle Company in N Carolina.

 


Dirt tested, Edoz approved

The monster cross hit the dirt for the first time today. I have to say, this is one fun bike. I really like having a bike that I can ride to work, ride to the trails and then actually ride on the trails without changing anything. I’m gonna flip the stem, cause riding downhill singletrack is a bit sketchy with a lot of saddle to bar drop. This type of bike is going to be a standard offering in the future, I hope I get to build many more of them. That’s it for now, I’m gonna start something real soon though.