Tuesday, May 27, 2014

lets get back up to speed here.

yet again, i have not been posting on the blog, mostly focusing on instagram, twitter and facebook.  i have been just as busy as always. recently i built six Golf Bikes, some racks,many forks, a touring bike or two, polo frames, and designed rotor guards for my polo forks(segmented crown design you see in black below, the other forks lined up are for Golf Bikes). enjoy the pictures below.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Lugged Cyclocross

here are some pictures of my new cyclocross frame. its made with Columbus Life oversized Tubing and Slant 6 lugs. Tommy did a great job on the paint. he asked if he could do a marble finish on the head tube, banner and seat tube, i usually let him do what he wants. i think it came out great.
I decided to run a good amount of carbon fiber parts on the bike, FSA carbon crankset and stem, Winwood carbon form, Modelo carbon bars and Campagnolo Record Carbon Ergoshifters. The shifters are paired up with an 8 speed Shimano drivetrain which is my new setup of choice. the pull of the Campagnolo 10 speed Ergoshifters  matches the throw of the Shimano 8 speed rear derailleur which is currently a long cage SLX, but if i switch over to running a 1x8 setup, then ill switch it to a 9 speed Saint which i have in the toolbox. Almost went with a carbon seat post but i stuck with the tried and true Thomson. the seat is a Selle San Marco Regal saddle which has been recovered by LEH Seats wheels are Velocity Dyads laced to a DT 240 in the rear and a Paul hub up front. all the stopping is done with the new Paul Mini Moto brakes.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Cantilever post repair

I have been doing a lot of cantilever post repair lately. Particularly on polo bikes. I have also been putting cantilever mounts on bikes intended for caliper brakes. Here are a few pictures of the process. I sometimes TIG weld them on and sometimes I brass braze them. If I'm mounting new bosses I stick to brass because it looks nicer and they can be heated and removed which is easier than with TIG because they have to be cut off with a hack saw. If the original boss is welded then I go ahead and TIG the replacement in place. I use a modified rack stay to keep the posts aligned.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Bob's polo frame getting underway

Bob win the most recent Tall-o-ween bicycle race. His prize was a custom Old Field Cycles frame. Bob went ahead and decided on a gig welded polo frame and added a fork to the deal. Here are done shots taken on my phone of his split plate crown fork and the the mitering of the front triangle underway. I used thick straight Gage tubing for his head tube so I turned down the center section a bit on the lathe. The fork is a split plate design which I have built a number of and its one of my favorite designs.