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Archive for November, 2011

The 3 Ps

The 3 Ps are power, plating and powder. First, my old horizontal mill finally has power. A 50 amp 220 line was added to the garage, complete with a dedicated breaker box and room for expansion. The box has a 20A breaker now, and the mill pulls about 60% of that. So I am told that I will have room to add for a big air compressor or even a small inverter TIG machine. I like the sound of that. 

Next up, the 2nd and 3rd Ps go together. Plating and powder. Behold, Brian’s rebooted 29er.

Damn, this is one of those times when I wish I’d had that done to my bike.



The show is over, the bikes are dirty and now I’m slowing down a bit. I finished up a cross frame this week, a nice rig with an ovalized top tube that makes it kinda flat on the bottom where it sits on your shoulder.

That’s the top tube, pre installation of course.

The frame’s ready for paint, and I’m ready for my next project. I’m trying to decide between a new single speed or a fat bike. I guess you’ll have to come back later to see which.