Monday, August 29, 2011

One seatstay is just about ready to braze.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

 Another perfectly aligned set of chainstays.
One seatstay is slotted by hand and the dropout tab is set at 7 degrees.
 A couple of pics before I get started today.  I wanted to show the actual rear wheel gap, check disc clearance, and determine the chainstay placement before I put the wheel back on my 29'r.  We are going to Sisters for the week end.  I also want to show off the new logo font that Dave came up with, I really like it. 

Monday, August 22, 2011

I brazed in Daves nds chainstay at 63.3' and loose fit the drive side to visually check the wheel gap at the seat tube with a 32 mm tire.  It matches the drawing perfectly and he could run a fender with minimal clearance if the need arose.  I also spent some time shaping my 31.8 mm tube bending mandrel, but that's a story for down the road.

Friday, August 19, 2011

 Devin was finally able to pick up his bike this A.M.  The chain ring spacers had too large of a diameter to use.  But I found some old FSA aluminum bolts that did the trick.
So moving on to Daves frame, I completed brazing the front triangle and had a good test fit of the completed chain stays.  Now the decision needs to be made on cable stop style.  He wants to initially build with mechanical disc brakes, but wants the option to convert to hydraulics later.  So we need to come up with a stop that will do both and still look good.  Gotta look good.  Here is a look at the schweet logo he worked out.  He is going to print it out in various heigths so he can decide what looks best.

Monday, August 15, 2011

 With the exception of a chain ring bolt issue, Devins crosser is ready to ride.  Next time I go in the garage, I'll weigh it.  Daves randonneur is moving along nicely.  He has reworked the logo and it is quite stunning in my mind.  I started carving his seat lug tonight to form two points out of the single point rear apron.  Pics to come.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Very rough, but very close.  I repositioned the tabs so the battery can be removed easier. I will finish it up and Dev should be riding it Thursday

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Low and behold, the cable stop was in the mail box.

 Here is as far as I could get today on the bike itself.  No cables, housing, or ferrels.  Also the front brake cable stop hasn't shown up.  I trimmed and put a couple of lightening holes in the battery mount.  Honest, when it is done, it will look good.  Both tabs will be the same size.

Here's the first cut on Major Daves rear dropouts. 
The frame is done. Some pics of the beginning assembly also.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

 Devins esm with the battery and mount "in position" with the saddle in a neutral position.  This is as far as I can tuck the battery in and it will look good and be protected.  Tomorrow, I will start full assembly if Dannys frame is not out of the paint shop.  When done, the battery mount might have two more rail brackets.  It will have 15 mm lightening holes down the spine and be painted either black or I will try to match the battery color.