Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lugs and Fillets and Mexican Blankets

I built this one quite a (relatively) long while ago and sorta forgot about it while it was off for paint.  Looking at the fillets motivates me to bust out the brazing torch and let the welder rest for a couple days.  It also reminds me that a nice custom steel fork will always be hotter than an off-the-shelf carbon job.

They say that white is the hardest color for a builder of fillet bikes to pull off.  I think I got away with it, if only by the skin of my teeth.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Been Lazy

Still working hard in the shop, but I gave myself a three day weekend to "compete" in an alleycat and catch up on a little beer drinking.  Before I took off on Friday I built this one:

Fixed gear for my fifteen year old brother.  Not really a track bike at 73*/73*, but it should still be hot-to-trot for cruisin' around town and causing trouble.  Makes the BMX bike I was riding at his age look like a toy.

I also just caved-in and ordered an Anvil fork fixture, so the lugged fork I'm going to build for this one should be my best yet.  Would it be "too much" to put a disc brake on the front?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Another Single Speed CX

This one's another SSCX, mostly Dedacciai with a little Columbus.

No housing stop in back because this puppy is designed with V-brakes in mind.  Lowrise seatstays 'cuz that is my pleasure.  I want to come up with a really "stand-out" color scheme to do on a few of these SSCX bikes so that people maybe start to recognize them out and about and get interested.  Maybe magenta with cyan logos?  Suggestions?

Saturday, November 6, 2010


The Single Speed Cyclocross World Championships are going to be in San Francisco next year, so I'll hopefully be building a bunch of these things for people to race on.  This one has clearances for huge 29er tires and fairly laid-back geometry.  Up next I'm building another SSCX with really light tubing and straighter stays then after that perhaps another SSCX with all the rack and fender braze-ons for someone to commute on.