Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Mr Reliable


This bike is for Mike Adamski in Durango, Colorado.

I really like how this one turned out.
Super simple and clean with a very smart color selection.
Good thinking, Mike.

Thanks, Mike!

Russian Circles is today's
listening assignment.
You can't fake drumming like this.
Get some.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Nuevo Mexicano

Hello there.
A bike frame today for Robert Winkel from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Robert made himself a head tube badge inspired
by the Zia tribe's design featured in the New Mexican flag.

The paint design is lifted from Anasazi pottery.

Internal brake hose routing.

The lines of the gusset on the down tube have
evolved through the years.
Lately I've been trying to mimic the miter,
and thus the fillet,
as closely as possible over the top of the tube.
Makes for a tidy appearance that I really like.

Thanks, Robert.

All right folks.
There are people that love them
and people that loathe them.
There are few that lie between.

For those not acquainted,
for your consideration:

If you don't like what you're hearing,
wait a song or two.
From Mexican campo ballads to
Ziggy Stardust-esque hallucinations.
From Jimmy Buffet flashbacks
to tick rants.
From Yelling bouts to a
whole country record.

Huffing some Scotch-Guard
will get you in the mood.

Pure Guava is pure genius. Really.