Friday, September 28, 2007

Silver Pearl

I'm a sucker for pearls. This is a silver pearl over white. I really like it. The Sachs lugs with red highlights really jump without being too much. The front rack is nickel plated. I like how that turned out. The tail light tucks in nicely yet is very visible from behind. The tail light weighs 30 grams.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Identity crisis?

Sachs lugs, crown and bb shell. Well, at least the drop outs aren't Sachs. This is a what I'd describe as a sensible road frame. Light tubing, chain stays aren't too short, proper seat angle, fork bend that starts low and continues to the drop out and a front center that's not too short. The frame and fork are for short reach brakes and there's room for 30mm tire. The customer is only going to run 25mm but there's no harm in have a little extra room. Who knows in ten years he might want 28mm tires?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Black and red

Here's some pictures of a recent frame. It's built with Pacenti bb shell, Sachs lugs and crown. The drop out faces are nickel plated. This frame will be built up as a single speed but the customer wanted provisions for gears. So the rear drops are a Campagnolo short slot copy. Photographing black bikes is tricky. Every little speck of dust or fingerprint shows. The graphics are painted on with a stencil. Normally they're decals. I prefer the decals but this looks good too.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New fork crown

Here's some pictures a recent fork built with Kirk Pacenti's new fork crown. I don't know if it has a name. The crown is wide. The blades are 70mm apart at the base of the crown. The fork seems ideal for rigid mountain bike forks. The steerer is 28.6mm. Aesthetically the crown reminds me of the cool faux twin plate crowns used on Bridgestone mountain bikes. Don't ask me what it weighs. I didn't put it on a scale. I don't normally make many mountain bikes but I could see using this fork crown in the future. It's nice to have options.