I am in the middle of several different projects right now. Some are making the shop more comfortable to work in, others are actual bike projects (a gravel bike and a mixte city bike) and others are prototypes that I think would be very cool to build. First, I really need to insulate the shop. … Continue reading I have too many projects!
One of the best Christmas Eve's I can remember. We had family dinner with just the 4 of us and then I was left to spend the evening working in the shop. Over the past year or so, I have acquired a bunch of vintage excess materials from old time builders who are retiring or … Continue reading Christmas 2021
Fall has come to Seattle
The cruiser has come back from paint and is super fun to ride. It's going to be a blast riding around Ventura CA on this one! It handles very light and nimble and will be great for getting around town. I have been using it for the past few days to go get groceries and … Continue reading Fall has come to Seattle
The cruiser went out for paint this afternoon. It's going to be a really nice ivory. I think it will look great with black rack and components and some brown accents. A classy cruiser for a guy with a lot of style. I'll post up pictures in a couple weeks before I ship it off.The … Continue reading July Update
Quick Update and Renewed Commitment
Wow, nearly a year has gone by since my last post. In that time I have been building some prototypes, acquiring tools and refining processes as well as completing one of the most complex projects yet. Supply of parts has been difficult over the past year. Shimano and SRAM are backed up, tubing suppliers are … Continue reading Quick Update and Renewed Commitment
Well, what a year! My day job has been crazy busy and I have had to re-work parts of our home so my wife and I could work from home full time. I'm very thankful that my employer has been a leader in enabling employees to manage their time and schedule to stay safe while … Continue reading 2020 Update!
Wow, That went fast.
Here I am on the 30th of December, 2019 and realizing I haven't kept up as I had planned. The Summer and Fall flew by. If I wasn't working, I was watching baseball or working on our basement remodel. In between all of that, I was able to deliver the track bike. It was a … Continue reading Wow, That went fast.
I can’t believe Q1 taxes are due!?
Things are going well here at Draper Cycles. The shop has started to warm up so I can get back to work on a more regular schedule. If you go back a year, you'll see it's baseball season so, that's taking a lot of time. I'm nearly done with the track bike which is good … Continue reading I can’t believe Q1 taxes are due!?
The kids MTB is off to paint early next week. It's going to get a white powder coat finish which we'll paint some red accents on and then apply decals. The forks need re-assembly and then we'll put it all together. I look forward to seeing him rip around the neighborhood on it! The track … Continue reading Updates…Finally…
Special Track Bike Project
As I mentioned in my prior post, I am super excited about this upcoming project with some special tubes from way back in the day. The story starts back in the 70's with 2 brothers. Jeff and Jerry bought a few sets of Columbus tubing with the intent of making themselves each a track bike … Continue reading Special Track Bike Project