Current Work Archive

- 09/29/2009

I fell a bit behind this year due to a crazy summer.

In turn I tried really hard to catch back up but still wanted this last CX bike done in Sept. I do not see that happening! Anyway I hope to have it done by weeks end.

- 09/28/2009

Had a marathon day in the shop trying to get Wade's bike done.

Today I welded Wade's bike, brazed the seat stays, bridge, canti studs, and cable hanger. Then did some finish work on the drop outs. It was great to be back to work and getting stuff done.

- 09/21/2009

This is the stem for Greg's road bike in Canada.

I was a bit concerned about Greg and his stem length. He changed his riding position 3 times during the wait for his frame to be built. He then changed his mind many times about the style bike he wanted. I felt the stem needed to be something he felt confident about and waiting until he rode the bike. It only took him a week but glad we waited for the size and style. A 110mm zero rise stem in the making:

- 09/17/2009

Bikes at Interbike. Mine will be at Edge Composites.

It would be impossible to have a booth at Interbike but it is always nice to have product there. Others feel Interbike is a waste of time since it is all retailers and industry folks.

- 09/16/2009

The never ending quest for improvement. The seat post version 2.

I have worked with a machinist in Ohio (Andy) that works with bicycle people and still produces in the U.S.A. The new hardware is now using a single bolt and it's much easier to install the saddle. It also has more going on inside that ensures a perfect fit. This post below is for Andy to put on his bike and test. It is going to be an upgrade available to all existing owners of the seat post (price not determined but it won't be bad).

- 09/14/2009

Andrea (aka Andy) and I went away for a long weekend.

It unfortunately rained 3 of the 4 days but we still had a very pleasant time away. The leaves are starting to change and we got a little taste of New England at its finest. Stayed at Kendall Square in Boston and then worked our way down towards Philadelphia. Stopped along the way and had great visits with friends. Here is a dinner we had with Carl Schlemowitz of Vicious Cycles in New Paltz, NY.

- 09/09/2009

Cutting it close.

Cross season is kind of here but I still have time to get the last few bikes done before racing begins. Wade lives in Texas but originally is from PA. His final destination is unknown so the bike is an all rounder. It apparently is hot in Texas so he said the bottle option has to be used (such a shame!). Next is ample tire clearance and lastly is built to handle his "I am out of shape" fitness level. I have known Wade a long time and he is still plenty fit and loves to race his bike.

- 09/08/2009

Bike Polo World Championships. First stop Philadelphia.

Went down to Kensington this past weekend and watched the Hardcourt Bicycle Polo Championships. Montana a former employee of mine was one of the leading forces behind bringing this event to Philadelphia. I think he did a great job and kudos for stepping up for a first time event. Small events are not easy to organize and not loosing money is always hard. I hope it was a success for him and crew.

- 09/04/2009

Really it is Thursday for me since I work on Saturday.

Either way I look forward to beer o'clock and nice evening out with my wife Andrea. Jeff's bike is out of the fixture, tacked and alignment checked. Next the bridge was mitered and set for just after I finish welding it. Should be off to paint on Tuesday just after the holiday.

- 09/02/2009

The Chevron bridge has become somewhat of a signature piece of mine.

I did this for the first time in an attempt to make the contact points of the bridge lower than the actual clearance of the bridge. I feel the lower the contact point the more free stiffness you get. Similar to the use of a curved bridge. They are more effort but people like them and so do I. Here is Jeff's bridge after mitering, welding and cleaning up.

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