Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Messin' with Texas

Hey, Y'all.
This frameset is for Davis Bickston from the Republic of Texas.

Davis wanted a single speed 29er, and that's just what he got. 

This little bridge between the top and seat tubes allows for a bit more 
stand over clearance while keeping the arced line.

Pewter anodized dropouts.

A mix of careful masking and brush painting.

Segmented forks allow the builder to tune the ride of the fork
for each individual. I like to fillet braze the crown first with brass, 
leaving the steerer tube and fork blades to be brazed in 
with silver, which has a much lower melting temperature,
 to keep the steerer and blades much less heat effected
and as strong as possible.  

Thanks, Davis.

Here's a little clip from Texas.
It's the Lillingtons. Man, they were young!
Death By Television has to be one of the 
most ridiculously fun records since The Ramones.
Viva, los powerchords!