I’m out of town until next Tue. Off to go enjoy magic space legumes and what not in the windy city. Feel free to shoot me an email if you have anything pressing, otherwise I’ll be back next week! (Susan, you are on deck!)
First- the Big News: As of today Winter Bicycles is now full time. I’ve made the decision to dive in and give Winter Bicycles as much of my energy as it and you deserve. I will be more available to my customers, keep my turn around fast and continue to kick out great bikes at reasonable rates. What this means for you:– It will now be a whole lot easier to get in touch with me and for me to respond to you
I’ve had a few inquiries on what an alignment table is and how it works. Essentially and alignment table is a large surface/ inspection plate (borrowed from machinists and tool room guys) modified for bike use. The plate itself is precision ground to be very flat. In this case it has been Blanchard ground to a grade B finish. This is done by putting the very large plate on a huge rotary table and spinning it un
The shop is a disaster- there was a retreating wave of stuff slamming into the back wall to make room for the alignment table that I just haven’t had time to clean up yet. Moving around requires stepping over and around things (well, even more then usual)! That said, when the green lens goes down, the world drops away. First frame from the new jig tacked and checked on the new table: Fillets (ie- the goods): Pr
… was a steel driving man… A week after ordering my new alignment table plate, I drove up to visit the fine folks of F&F grinding in Portland to pick up “the beast”. There are no grinders in Eugene that can handle a surface quite this large, so I followed up a few recommendations and had it made in PDX. I arrived and the friendly guy working the floor commented “wow, that’s a
I just received a nice note from Kyle regarding his new Winter– “To cut straight to the chase, my new steed delivers a fabulous ride —easily the best of any of my bikes. Design goals were most definitelyaccomplished. I get a civilized ride on rough roads, it still feelssporty.“ Kyle has plans to take this out on the Crater Lake Century, so if you are in the area keep your eyes peeled. I have a
Rick and Eliz sent me a few emails about their RAGBRAI 2009 ride. Looks like a blast- I’m hoping to get out there next year. RAGBRAI 2009 Eliz kicking Iowan hill butt Eliz realizing she’s doing it on a single speed (and loving it!) Rick, displaying what appears to be a very large pork tenderloin sandwiched between two pancakes. Ahhh-Iowa.