Thursday, November 17, 2011

What the hell are you doing here?

I'm happy to announce that there's a new website for Shawver Cycles, so I never have to screw with blogspot again!

Shawver Cycles

From now on that's the spot to find any and everything having to do with my frames.  Thanks for bearing with this blog for a year, the new site was worth the wait.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Euro 'Cross

   Fillet brazed Platinum OX cyclocross frame.  This puppy is going to a racer in Sweden.  The last few frames that I built for customers have been going to all corners of the globe, now if I can only get some more orders from the Bay Area...

Friday, July 15, 2011

Big Tire Road Bike

PlatinumOX tubing, brass brazed, dual crown fork.  All my favorite stuff.

Set for centerpulls.

Disc 'Cross

 Fillet brazed main and TIG dropouts.

Lots of cable routing options for either hydraulic or mechanical brakes.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

'Cross Dressed to Impress

    This just came in from the "Centennial State" (what a crappy state nickname) and my guys out there did quite a number on this one.  The color's somewhere between a coral pink and a super light orange.

   My new theory on cyclocross cabling is to sorta split the difference between top tube and down tube routing:  Rear brake and derailleur over the TT and front derailleur down the DT.  Avoids the super-lame pulley required for top-routed FD and still no worries of excess mud interfering with the more delicate rear shifting.

  I'm also doing the hannya logo nice and over-sized now.  Kids love it and old ladies think it's the devil.

1x Centerpull Road Bike aka The Bike Path Sunday Special

   I built this for my step-dad, a great guy who's super stoked on Shawver Cycles but not someone you'd consider a hardcore cyclist by any stretch.  The idea was to build a cool and simple bike, well suited to weekend cruises down the path behind his house, that is also mechanically simple and won't require too much upkeep beyond lubing the chain.  It's going to be getting Paul centerpull brakes, an eight speed cassette and a single bar end friction shifter.


   The fork came out well, though the combination of centerpull mounts, this fork length and crown made for a little bit of a strange fit-up.  Lost some of the lug shoreline to the fillet but I'm actually quite pleased with the finished product.