Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just had to show this great pic of two CERNITZ bikes in the SS class at PIR. There were four of my frames in the SS class on Sunday. What a mud fest!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Devski and I are getting close to final design on his 29er. The front triangle will be a combination of high end True Temper tubing and a Paragon BB. Chainstays will be Columbus unless he opts for the Mad Max's at Nova. I will bend some Columbus or Deda seat stays and the dropouts will be Paragon sliders. Coolio.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I've decided that I'm going to finish my rain bike and stop staring at it hanging on the wall. I going to finish that stem also. It has been laying around for years.
I'm also trying to button up the final design on Devins 29'r. With the change to a 73 degree seat tube angle, it is going to affect his saddle set back.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Here are some photos of Brians completed cross bike. I didn't cut the steerer tube as I want to insure fit first. I made the head badge out of a Ninkasi tap handle that Brian scrounged up for me.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I thought I would try and shoot a couple of pictures before the assembly begins. What appears to be an over size vent hole in the "brake bridge", is a little frame saver oozing out. The Ninkasi head badge is coming out very nicely, I only need to decide on what type of finish.

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's late, but here is Brians frame through clear coat. Color sand and buff on Monday and it will be ready for assembly and podium at Sherwood. Also, I built these two wheel sets today. Won't Marcelos red hubs look good on his Ridley? Of course I couldn't get the second Rhino on Dylans wheel because the Dugast god is angry with me.

Here is Brians croc. The run on the lower lug will be sanded out and buffed. But not a bad paint line.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Oh Yeah, looks stunning with the clear coat applied. The decals are in the back ground, I will attempt them this morning before work. Friday I will color sand to get any imperfections out and apply the final clear coat. LaV stopped by on his new Pegoretti last night and thinks the paint is smokin'.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Brians frame is complete through the color coats. The white logo with the yellow outline is very bright. I have the decals designed, but am held for the correct paper. Shoulda been here by now along with Marcelo and Dylans wheels.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I apologize for the pic, as usual, but I was able to get the blue on Brians frame. As you can see, Brandi the paint girl nailed the color match to the HFV jersey. Tomorrow comes the HFV orange, then clear coat. I have come to find out that tap handles are available from Ninkasi. I would really like to make a head badge out of the face plate, rather than a decal. We need to get one.

Nothing to do with frame building, but Dylans ceramic BB was feeling a little gritty after todays race. Since I recently purchased the rebuild tools, I thought I would take a look at it. Holy crap, eh? But the whole procedure only took 30 minutes and it is as smooth as glass again.

Friday, October 1, 2010

After converting Brians measurements to something useable, I masked and got the white on. No time to mask and spray the blue today and tomorrow is pretty full too. So probably Monday.

The frame is primed, sealed and has the championship yellow on. As soon as it cures sufficiently, I will mask off the stripes and logo outline and apply the white. If time allows, I will shoot the blue today.
Here is a cut away shot of the Alchemy 5 bearing hub that I took at Interbike. The inner free hub bearing is obstructed from view
by the large bearing. Can't wait to see how they perform this cross
Finally getting down to business with Brians paint job. Here is his rendition, it will only have a few changes.