Now that cross season has pretty well wrapped up, I’ve finally pulled a bit of time to work on my cross rig for next year. I’m affectionately calling it the team rig, even though the team roster consists of me, and, well… that’s it. Its a bit of a weird mix of multi-season tubes and weight weenie build method. My goal is to save as much weight as is reasonable and still build a bike I can cras
I was recently contacted by Tyler from Bike Rumor, a bike fanatic gear/lifestyle/stoke blog. He ran across one of my bikes posted in a Manifest gallery. We exchanged and email or two, and voila- he put together an article called “Small Builder Focus-Winter Bicycles“. Thanks for the write up Bike Rumor! In other news- I wrapped up TB’s cross frame set! Flag red powdercoat over a mostly Columbus tubin
I had the distinct pleasure of standing in front of a vertical mill for 7 hours playing with a three dimensional etch-a-sketch. Spin those x/y/z knobs! The jig I’m working with currently is relatively easy to set up, but has very limited access to the joints. This should solve all those issues (and take up way less space to boot)!
A few quick updates- Along with all the major political elections, we had a nice little non-partisan election here in Oregon. The good folks involved with the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association (OBCA)elected 5 of us to the new board of directors- Dave Levy of Ti Cycles (Portland), Keith Anderson of Keith Anderson Cycles (Grants Pass), Andy Newlands of Strawberry Cycles (Portland), Ken Wheeler of Revovo Bikes (Po