Friday, September 17, 2010

Brians frame is ready for glass bead and the beginning of the painting process. I've spent the last couple of hours working on his recently requested decalcomania(that is really what it used to be called eons ago when I repainted military aircraft cockpits in San Diego). So I'm thinking he needs three of the Delirium Tremens elephants. I'll start working on the croc now and make them into decals. Off to Hood River tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thought I would do an alignment check as I near completion of the frame prep of glass bead. Even though it doesn't look it in the photo, it is spot on and Devs new rear wheel is happy in the former OBC. I have orders for two more of these wheel sets. One will have red hubs with black spokes, cool. I just realized that Dylan and I will be in Las Vegas next week, so this frame will be idle and not go to glass bead when I planned.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Ya, I know. Brians frame is coming along nicely and should go to glass bead next Monday.
But, I am very pumped on these Alchemy/Kinlin wheels. I built the rear today and it went together as easily as the front. I have never built a Kinlin from new, only trying to salvage somebody elses bad build. I was thinking the V-word, but these suckers are round. The set weighs in at 1379 gms. and this is with the 5 bearing rear hub and oversize bearing front hub. Great cross wheel set.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Brians frame is finishing up nicely, but I wanted a break from the filing and sanding so I decided to build Devins front wheel. Kinlin TB25 rim with an E.L.F. hub and CX-RAY spokes. 594gms. and quite stiff.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A couple of shots of Brians frame, still hot, but finally complete through silver brazing. I had hoped to do it yesterday, but the valve on my newly filled acetylene bottle was so tight I twisted it clean off trying to open it. Had to go back this morning and get a new bottle. The frame is soaking in hot water to remove the flux and I will start filing and sanding tomorrow.