Wow- almost 2 weeks and nary a blog post. My apologies to the folks that check in regularly. I have a few big tooling projects in the works that have been taking up some time, but as of yet are not photo ready. I’ve also been making some good progress on Kyle’s rig, and managed to fit in a fitting and a few consults this week. Here are some more process shots. These don’t show the full and updated s
Walter was ribbing me about not updating my blog lately. I thought taking 2 days off was ok, but…welllll… you have to give the people what they want. First a quick update on the weekends events. I had a great time at the Eugene Bike day. I met lots of interesting local folks, talked with several other builders and industry people, and generally had a great time. I’m really enjoying these bike-but-no
Jim at Bike Crave wrote a bit on the Speed Metal. Thanks Jim! Look for a new bike and a Q&A there in the future (I’ll post a link when its up). Take a look and leave a comment! In related news, I’ll be showing this bike and another (or two) at the Eugene Bike Day celebration today. If you are in town, swing by the Science Factory near Autzen and say hello!
Woooohoooo! Today I finally had a blog visitor from South Africa! That means I’ve had visits from every continent save Antarctica (though with a name like “Winter” I’m holding out hope). I’ve lost track of the country count but its been about 15 just this week (which is now normal for me). The early part of the week has mostly been business stuff, detail work and wheel builds. Not a ton
First off I’d like to give a big thanks to the folks that put on and participated in the Pioneer Century ride this weekend. The weather held, and preliminary reports look like 1000 or so folks got together for a fun bike ride. And fajitas. Thanks to the Chris King folks for the huge fajitas production village they put on for the riders and support staff. Also a big thanks to Philip (of Metrofiets, and fellow OB
This weekend (June 6th)the Portland Wheelmen will be hosting the Pioneer Century, now with 32, 45, 55 and 100 mile options. The course is a figure-8 pattern, and Winter Bicycles will be set up with a few bikes and some soft goods in the middle. There will be plenty of opportunity for riders and support to stop by and check out the bikes during lunch and after your loop. Come say hello at the Clackamas County Fairgrou
Hi folks- First a couple of updates on Kyles frame. I left it off last time with some tube mitering and the ST/ BB sub assembly. Here is the fully brazed front end- A smooth raw BB fillet shot, out of the dunk and before the file (which it won’t need much of)- And a jump into the mouth of madness- cutting out a perfectly good head tube for the laminate. Death or glory! I get extra time points for this- I’