I posted some photos of Mark’s fork a little bit ago. The house move has kept me pretty busy, but I’ve started in on the main frame now. First up- setting the drop out angle: I generally slot at the angle these leave the stay, minimizing the cold setting of the part itself. These drop outs have also seen a bit of profile refinement to clean up the look. Brazed in with the scallops cleaned up
I knocked out this track fork for the Navaja project bike in some spare time. Pretty light, super stiff, and right in line with the personality of a street fighter track bike. Big legs! Those are a heat treated blade and they are trimmed from the bottom- they are a full 6mm larger in diameter at the tip then a typical road fork. Big legs get big feet! Just because the feet are large doesn’t mean they won’
I’m packing up the truck and heading to the Sound to Mountain Bike Festival . In addition to the 70/100 mile rides from Seattle to North bend there is also a builders area, visual arts area and a main stage with new bands every hour. Come on out and say hello!
While not completely moved/ settled in, I figure that a week “off” is about all I can take at a time. I met with my first client in the new shop yesterday and jumped back in the fray starting with Mark’s fork. I use this crown with some frequency. Here it has been brazed to the steerer, the brake ledge has been reworked and drilled, the inner tangs clipped, window cleaned up and pointed and all the
Third shop in about as many years- I think I’m getting a hang for this moving thing. On the upside I have been developing better work flow and reducing my clutter each time. Here is the basic layout for the moment: By the low interior window I have tube and parts storage, my “office” and a desk that is on it’s way to becoming a dedicated assembly and packing station. Out of frame I also have a