I’m using the between holiday time to try to make some progress on the new jig. If the details of a machining process aren’t your bag, I suggest taking a peek here for alternative entertainment*. The first cut I made was in the main boom. It was a large relief for the vertical arm. When I made that cut it allowed the beam to stress relieve, throwing in a mm or two of arc, almost all in the short section a
Tom’s rack- finished, mounted and installed! Lot of little fit challenges that are hard to see. There are no spare eyelets on that fork, and the clearance with the Honjo is less the generous. Fitting a fork attachment that didn’t respace the fender and still allowed the brazed on Mafac racer was, well, interesting. I’m very pleased with how this came out. Work has been moving along at a steady, hole
Road Trip! Winter Bicycles will be heading down to the 1st Annual San Diego Custom Bicycle Show April 3rd, 4th and 5th. That’s right, you only have 104 days to make travel plans to meet up in sunny San Diego! The San Diego show is shaping up to be a great event with a bunch of exhibitors, a developing seminar schedule and several opportunities for the public to interact with builders. I can’t wait. The SD
After a bit of a wait and a few false starts, I finally have TB’s bag support/ deck under way! Tom wants a bag support big enough to eliminate bag droop and to moonlight as a mini porteur, but not so big as to get in the way or tempt him to remove it when unloaded. He also wanted it to support a bag sans decaleur. Right oh! I made a few sample decks, but wasn’t happy with their dimensions. I finally decid
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While I’m still waiting on a few parts, this bike should be done by Monday. Parts are parts, so I thought I’d toss up the finished frame kit for the weekend crowd. Overview- Team Winter (- me) cross frame, fork and custom stem Custom stem with integrated hanger- And a clean fillet shot before the cables get in the way- Spokes and other bits should be arriving from NM today- I’ll get the wheels toget
I just uploaded 20 pictures of the team bike being put together. My battery died causing a few gaps in the build-a-log, but there is enough there to get a pretty good idea. I haven’t really played around with the flickr options much, but it looks as though you can subscribe to the Winter feed here. Well, back to the shop!
Hi folks- I’ve received a few inquires regarding holiday gift certificates and have decided to add them to the product line up (they will be on the site soon). Gift certificates are available in any amount. Buy a stem, put down a deposit or pick up a bike outright! Buying as a surprise? I’m happy to work with you on flexible options. Please contact me for further details (and thanks for the idea!).