That would be TB’s Race and Recreation Cyclocross Bottom Bracket shot. I pulled this out of the dunk tank to late in the day to get any good general frame shots, but this gives you a good idea of what a bottom bracket cluster looks like without flux hiding the goodies. Flux is a chemical cleaner that gets applied before and during the brazing process. When it is heated it turns to a glassy substance that is wat
3 months ago I posted step 1, the acquisition of a new Rong Fu mill/drill. Step 2: Strap about 150lbs of tooling onto a 650lb mill. Step 3: Load up a 280g tube that is less then a mm thick and turn on the juice. Step 4: Deburr and check out a new and elbow-pain-free miter! 4 more of these and I’ll be ready to tack a front end.
Just a quick run down of a few projects and some pictures. Paula Deer, a local Portland artist, made some hats for me for the Oregon Manifest. We decided on two styles; a mid weight wool cycling cap and a heavier weight ear flap cap/ helmet liner. Both are made with cotton linings and feature the Winter name and logo. I still have a small selection in med. and large. $35 for the cap’s, $40 for the ear flap, plu
A tasty side affect of these shows is that word gets out about what you are up to. W&K posted a picture of a picture of my goofy mug and a bike on their blog. Alex Wetmore, Seattle bike lover, blogger,technical fiddler and member of the VBQ editorial staff stopped by the booth. We’ve chatted at other shows regarding bikes and racks, and it was nice to touch base again. I was pleasantly surprised when a fri
Wow. Zers. To start off with, I was busy enough to not take any photos. My camera was in my pocket all weekend. Mercifully, a few friends, both old and new, came to my rescue. Here is a picture provided by booth buddy, van driver, and generally awesome help Tom. My booth was well positioned near the entrance and coffee stand. Despite a brief power outage, the booth stayed hopping the whole time. As you can see in Tom
Ta-ah-ahhhh-nnnngerines…* That’s just a color teaser for the Chicago Flier- all weather, single speed, school/ sport rocket ship. The cool parts selection has started to trickle in, and I’ll have build shots here shortly. In the meantime, here are a few more shots of the process. I’m churning along prepping for the Oregon Manifest show this weekend (!!!), and hope to bring this ring with me. O