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
We got back from vacation in early September and we have all finally recovered. I should be careful here. I'm very fortunate to have had a month to spend Europe traveling with my wife and our boys. We were in London, York, Edinburgh and Glasgow and then over to Helsinki and Turku to visit family. … Continue reading Ugh..I hate vacations…
One of the best parts of framebuilding is designing a bike for someone who isn't served by the mainstream market. As you can imagine, this means designing bikes for riders on the outer edges of the bell curve - kids, people with physical limitations like flexibility or imbalance issues and then of course the Clydesdales. … Continue reading Quick update on the kid’s MTB!
The client finalized all the decisions for the 650b disc commuter so, that was finished up and sent off to Seattle Powdercoating to be powder coated about a week ago. They are going with a mix of new and old components including some XTR M900 cranks, Furtado bars, SRAM 2x10 drivetrain and a SP dyno … Continue reading July Update
I can't believe how fast time is rolling past. Baseball is winding down and there is a natural break in my projects - have just completed the last one and haven't started on the next. Well, that's not completely true. I started the stem and seattube sleeve for the coming MTB and I am rebuilding … Continue reading June is gone!
April and May are prime baseball playing months for the younger set. I coach our younger son. He turns 11 next weekend and that officially signals the end of my baseball season. The older son will play through September in various leagues and love watching. June will be spent putting the finishing touches on a … Continue reading Baseball
Thanks for checking in! During March, several things happen in my life. High School baseball starts, Little League baseball starts, at work we start planning for the coming fiscal year and yardwork starts to pile up. For me, March comes in like a lamb and leaves like a lion! Luckily, most of the heavy lifting … Continue reading March is in the books
I had to take a week off to do some travel down to LA and San Diego. While I loved the weather, I was missing out on getting some work done in the shop. Quick updates: The frames are nearly complete with just the seatstays to assemble and attach. This is always the trickiest part … Continue reading February was a busy month!
Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks here. Lots of activities with the boys playing baseball, working on projects around the house and a ton of other things! On the JBMV track bike front, the forks are complete, aligned and headset race is faced. From there I went on to fit the BB shell … Continue reading Progress through January
Through the holidays, I was able to make some pretty good progress. The forks are complete and the crown races are cut using the lathe to make sure they are spot on. You'll see a picture of my cutting the relief for the tire in the fork crown - a proper track bike needs to … Continue reading Progress through the holidays!