Monday, March 30, 2009

Swervy Curvy

Jeff's freshly painted 29er hanging in the hot box, getting all cured up and ready to assemble. I like how the angle of this shot shows all the curves. Because the seat tube was too short to have the seat stays follow the curve of the top tube, I went the other way and made them to match the curve of the chainstays....I'm glad I did!

I think I need to stop using the flash on the digital camera- the bike looks blue in the pic, the color is actually "plum" so it's much more purple. Plus, the weird flash effect makes it look like there's a dark stripe on the head tube, that isn't there either. Oh well, my picture taking abilities aside, it's all about the curves baby!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Worm Hole Post- Tool Pic

edit: I sent this post off late Fri, and it finally showed today, and no, I don't know where it went in that time. I am worried as it now smells vaguely of cigarettes and.....monkeys. I didn't ask questions though, I don't want to be that kind of blogger, I'm just happy it's back!

I saw a picture of this on someone's blog and thought it was too good to not make one.

OK, unless you build frames this will probably mean nothing to you. To me, however, it is a beautiful thing- a nifty little doo dad that will do an awesome job of holding on all those oddly shaped bits so they can be brazed to the frame.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Friday Pic o' the Week

Here's a new tradition, something to force me to update here at least once a week, and to focus on some singular (but very cool) aspect of the latest full frame shots, just parts.

The before primer shot:

Next: fixed gear frame and new paint.

Monday, March 16, 2009

First one

First post under the new name calls for another first-my first stem!

I decided it's about time I made one.

This next bike I'm doing will be a fixed gear with a blued finish. The finish will allow you to see the brass fillets in the joints, so I thought a matching stem would look appropriately bitchin.

I still need to narrow the bar clamp a bit, but it's done otherwise.

Now to go see if I can bring all the old posts over here....this may take awhile.

Late edit: so far, so bad...can't bring in the old posts yet. In the meantime, I've added a link to them on the sidebar.