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. 


Thursday, March 10, 2011

More Betterness


   Fancy tools for making simple bikes.  Pretty sure I gave myself a hernia moving it into the corner.