The rest of the tubes have arrived. So after I finished lacing up a wheel set for a customer, I mitered and fit the top tube. In this pic, the triangle is within +/- 1mm. That will be taken care of on the final fit for silver braze. Speaking of silver, my last order was 35 bucks an ounce, ouch! Because of the small diamond shaped windows in the drop outs, I'm contemplating adding additional diamond shaped windows in the chainstay lug ports and top tube lugs. It will either add visual balance or look corny, dunno.
Dazza, at Llewellyn, has come up with his own design of cable stops which are much more aesthetically pleasing than what is on the market today. But, they are $16.00 a piece, and I am cheap. I'm taking triple stops and hacking off the end stops, then reshaping what's left into , I hope, a very pleasing looking cable stop.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
The design has changed daily, but I believe I have finally arrived at the best compromise between weight, comfort, and handling as I can get for a man of normal stature.
I have ordered the lug set and bottom bracket for the robocrosser from Llewellyn, shipping is spendy. Today I will order his front tube set and my 315gms. of lightness fork from Henry James.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I've spent a good portion of today refining the laser cut head badge design. I have increased the overall dimension .125" so the top button head screws won't crowd the lion. Most of the time was spent improving the detail of the lion. I also minimaly increased the font size. Should look lots better.