Thursday, July 19, 2012

Pink Leopard

I have to thank Rody for allowing me to rip off his pink Cheetah paint job, as well as lending me 2 really nice airbrushes, and giving me a 3 hour lesson on how to use them.  I am very proud of this paint job which has 20+ hours of labor.  This was a big step for me to take, which allows me to take frame building to the next level.  I now have another tool in my tool box.  I hope Joe likes it as much as my children.  The frame still needs a wet sand and 2 more coats of clear, before delivery.  I will post pictures of it built up when I have them.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lots of TI

Sorry for the lack of posts, life has just been crazy for the last 6 months.  I have been building, but not taking the time to take pictures. 
The first picture is of Justin's TI 29er hardtail with Paragon's 44mm head tube and hooded sliders.  After some paint it will be built up with Chris King components and a Fox float 140mm fork.  He was looking for an updated Grove Extreme frame.
Second picture is a short run of TI post, 6 in total, but 2 already gone.  Any of the remaining post can be bent to any offset or left straight if anyone is interested.
Third picture is of Joe's TI road frame which will see an ungodly number of miles.  This one is also getting the Chris King treatment along with lots of Durace.  I should have the rear triangle on by the end of tomorrow, and then it is off to the paint booth to get some shades of pink.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Another Pic

Gordy's bike built up

Just a quick picture, I have more but will post later.  Hub

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

For Gordy (and Rody)

I know it has been a while since I've posted on the blog, and Rody gives me crap about it every other day.  From his text "You're a sucky blogger".  On to Gordy's frame.  I have more man hours in to this frame than any other that I have built.  Some of it to custom requests by Gordy but mostly time building more fixture to make sure everything is dead nuts.  This is a TI 29er, with a 2x10 drive train, 16.75" chainstays, 44MM ID headtube which will have a King headset for the fox tapered steerer, and a direct mount front der.  This all adds up to tight clearances, which means double and triple checking everything.  To finish this frame, I need to polish the down tube, some of the top tube, and seat stay bridge, then lay down decals and glass bead blast, and then remove decals to reveal chrome like lettering.  It should give the industrial look that Gordy was looking to get.  I will be back at it Friday, for a Saturday morning delivery.  I promise to post pics of the completed bike.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Yard Sale

Mike had me build this Hairy Eyeball styled frame last spring, and he is looking to upgrade to a TI frame, so it is up for sale as a complete bike($2300) or frame only($800).  Here are a few specs.  26" wheels, 23"EF TT, 16"ST @ 73*, 16.75"CS, 12.25"BB 4.5"HT @ 69.5*, 42.446"WB.  If you are interested or would like more specs, send me an email.  Cheers, JU

Jay's Road bike

I didn't get a chance to snap a photo of Jay's frame before it went out, so Jay was nice enough to send me pictures of it built up.  It looks sweet.