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Current Work Archive

- 02/12/2010

Carl opted for a NAHBS bike so I am keeping some of the photos to a minimum.

I will however show this detail shot of the brake bridge. I have not noticed anyone else doing this shape with the bridge enforcement and I like how the upper section follows the radius of the bridge and the lower section gives a nice accent. I hope Carl likes it as well since it is his bike!

- 02/10/2010

It has snowed again and we are stuck indoors (not indoors at the shop but indoors at home).

I should still get everything done before needed but I was all set to get Carl's bike brazed/welded (BB area is being welded for the PF30). It will need to wait til tomorrow.

- 02/08/2010

I kind of thrive on deadlines and this one is going to be close.

Carl's bike is all mitered and ready to be cleaned up and tacked. It is a fillet brazed bike so it is high on the finish work department. If I get that bike off to Todd by the week's end I will feel good. The weather around here has a different theory however. We are having a "real" winter and this week looks like it might add some inches to our overall snow accumulation.

Here is Carl's bike after all the machine work:

- 02/04/2010

Chuck U. was in the shop today and we hopefully captured a few cool moments.

I like having photos of my process at the show so people can see first hand how the bikes are made. It is a hard task for all involved since Chuck wants the lighting perfect, I prefer working in the shop without distractions and lastly we both end up tripping over each other because the place gets filled up real fast. Here is a snapshot of Chuck getting ready to take a few shots of one step during the making of a stem.

- 02/02/2010

Seems I like adding some pressure to the situation. NAHBS is just around the corner.

Andrea's bike should be done Thursday and then I need to get going on Carl's road bike. Bunch of stuff came back from paint, my new hardware for the seat posts got here and I needed to flip that instantly for the anodizer and lastly I was having issues getting all the parts I needed for the NAHBS bikes. My friends at IF pulled through and saved the day with an Edge fork for Carl's bike.

- 01/28/2010

Andrea's bike is moving along nicely.

- 01/24/2010

I am building my wife Andrea a new bike for her birthday.

- 01/22/2010

Not many people weld and braze. I love brazing.

Finish work can be time consuming but the better the fillet the less the effort. Here is a fillet for Kevin's stem. It should not take much to clean up.

Stem fillet

- 01/13/2010

There is a reason I charge 3 times as much for stainless.

- 01/09/2010

First day back after fighting a sinus infection and nasty cold.

Brazed Chuck's bike today. Here it is after tacking and getting ready to braze.

Tacked and ready for full brazing.