At the last installment I had the front triangle brazed up and was just about ready to put on the stays. Here is a shot once the chain stays were in. To use the vernacular- dead nuts center. Prepping the seat stays. Red means go! Hekang wants to run this on the street, so I added a rear brake bridge… … and a little nudge room for some meaty rubber with a tight rear end: From there it was details …de
I was asked to build a bike in the style of a 3Resho (San Rensho, or “Three Victories”) I have started in on the San Ume (“three plum”, after my Winter blossoms). I began with the fork. I am using a fork crown similar to those used on the earlier track models, but with more refinement to the point shapes and tapering, and the later window cut outs. This fork is fully brass brazed. This photo s
Patrick Brady at Peloton contacted me recently about participating in their “Artisans” Q&A column. I have met Patrick at a few of the shows, and it was fun to continue the conversation. Thanks to Mr. Brady and Peloton. Peloton “Artisans” Q&A- Winter Bicycles, Winter Bicycles, Part 1 Now also linked from my “Media” section.
With the OHBS in Bend this year I really wanted to bring a mountain town bike. Not quite sure what to put together I decided on new 28’er- a melding on 29er and cyclocross geometries. This flat bar bike can be set up as a single speed, 1x 9/10 or with an internal hub, can run fat slicks, cross tires, 45 knobbies or studs for ice, and is really designed as a go-to fun bike. Check out some of the construction ear
I’m back from another years Oregon Handmade Bicycle Show. I am the VP for the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association, and I’d like to that all of the sponsors, volunters, exhibitors and show attendees for making it another great show. We’re still collecting final numbers, but I suspect the door numbers to be a little lower then in Portland. That said, I had the pleasure of speaking with many folks