Two weeks ago I showed a couple of the steps for Chris’ Co-Motion getting retrofit with a set of S&S couplers. Eric over in Eugene (popular name) used to be a painter for Co-Motion and did the re-spray for Chris and sent me a few photos before the bike was picked up. It came out great, and Chris is pumped! Chris choose this blue (a nice change from the old yellow) and Eric sourced a set of correct decals.
A post or two ago I mentioned starting a rack for Audrey based on a heart shape she had seen on an earlier design. In addition to the rack, I also added fender and rack mounts and a chain stay bridge to one of my cross frames to help build her an all road/ all weather commuter and sport bike. Yesterday I picked up the rack from the plater and the frame from the painter. This morning I started in with squirting rust p
It’s been a good week for Winter Bicycles in the press. To my surprise, a friend pointed me to the current issue of Bicycle Times, Issue #11. The cover feature “The 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show” showcased “a dozen of the coolest bicycles”, including a half page focus on Winter Bicycles (p.39). Thank you to the BT folks, including Marie Autrey and Justin Stiener for putting t
Bernardo’s frame set if fully brazed up and I capped off some detailing I added these curved bridges with clean fender mounts at the chain and seat stays: I also buffed out the BB area/ laminate. This was the last of the main fillets to polish up. Once the frame was done I hand milled the frame and fork: Here it is mocked up with a headset and wheels. This bike looks hot! I have some surprise “custom̶
Chris is a local rider who contacted me about doing an S&S retro fit on his Co-Motion. He dropped off the frame, I took some measurements and I ordered up the parts. I jigged up the bike, used a template to determine the proper coupler locations and marked the frame. Take one perfectly good frame, then cut it in half and remove some tubing. Add in some very nicely machined couplers, re-jig, heat and serve A detai
James (whom I recently made one of two stems for) picked up one of my cross bikes for his daughter for graduation. We decided to update it with some fender and rack mounts to build in a little more versatility, and after seeing one of my heart racks she asked for something similar. I like to build racks in an organic, freeform way when I can. No drawings just a mind’s eye image and go. I started with the heart;
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Two quick notes to start with- -Bryan made it home and reports “It was a great ride…It is a beautiful bike and a real pleasure to ride.” I imagine it will be even more fun after he gets a chance to break in that new Brooks! -Canten popped over a quick note “I love the bike!!!”. I’ve been on a bit of a stem kick, first with James’ 1″ threadless/ 26mm bar clamp stem for h