Sunday, February 17, 2008

Root Beer Float

I think this one speaks for itself.

Creativity from huffin' paint pens

I think the people that really make out on the handmade bike show shinanigans are the significant others of the builders. This is Jen's bike. She earned her frame by going on a two month vacation while it was being built. This is what happens when you enclose yourself in a poorly ventilated room for eight hours with a bike frame needing a paint job and a couple of paint pens.
Those brain cells were just slowing me down.
Yes, that top tube is radiused. Yes, that top tube is butted. Yes, everybody else uses straight gauge cromoly. No, I'm not going to tell you how I did it.

Just in case y'all forgot I make roadbikes

Fillet brazed frame, Campy Record parts kit, handbuilt wheels, 16 pounds and change. 'Nuff said.

There's a story that goes along with this lug. It involves cutting out the 1 1/4" seat tube socket, collaring an 1 1/8" seat tube to look like the others, then filleting it in while sweat brazing the rest of the lug. There's a story alright, but I'm not telling it.

"Monster Cross" is much scarier when its ridden by a lawyer

John, the fabled Loudass, will be campaigning this bike this year in an all out attempt to gain world domination. He can't help but succeed when flying the Molteni team colors. Those rainbow stripes are gonna look bitchin'.

John's twin baby girls are dressed in rags so this bike could be outfitted properly for the show. There's plenty of time to make it up to the little ladies and there is only one chance to build up a bike right.

Thanks girls, soon Daddy will able to afford a babysitter again, for when he goes out.

Clive's City Shredder

A few rare photos of Clive's urban destroyer. I didn't have the where-with-all to get some decent photos of this creampuff before it was handed off to it's owner. How many speeds are in that one speed hub?
The build up for the handbuilt show lasted for months, and then at 5:30 on sunday, the lights dimmed, and within a half hour everything was dismantled and back in the box van. This bike stayed in Portland, so my procrastination for photo taking really shows now that I have only these two pics.