Monday, October 29, 2007
Just scored a Burke horizontal mill. It's gonna need a little love before it contributes to any bicycle frames though. It came with a tiny dividing head and a tiny rotory table with an x and y axis, but very few other tooling bits. It took about two hours to disassemble it enough to know that i'm missing a few parts. There is a whole following, with chatrooms, devoted to these little machines. "They may be small but those #4's are real metal movers!" It's good to find yourself knee deep in in something a lot of people feel such affection for.
It took a few hours to get the smell of thirty year old stagnant grease out of my olfactories, though.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Watch for Carla Bray ripping it up in Orange County on this single speed this winter.
Eric Mellencamp has ordered this custom big wheeler. My bet is that his suspension bike might collect some dust here pretty soon.
This is Eric's bike. A big wheeled bike for an appropriately big guy. There's a reason why he's known as Hightower. Eric proves on a regular basis this is the best trail bike around. That is if you like going fast. Stable at speed, yet ready for action at a moment's notice.
Here is a picture of, what i'm told, the best looking and perhaps the best working one speed dropout in the biz.
They come with a derailluer hanger if you want, or not.