Sunday, May 8, 2011
It was fun when Gary would stop by the shop and take some pics of the build as it went along and we would shoot the %&*# for a while.
He chose a Sram drive chain with a lot of Nitto parts thrown in. Mavic Open Pro's with Ultegra hubs.
Thanks Gary and I'm sure you will have many years of enjoyment.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
a> I always get very excited when the plan starts coming together and the tubes start taking the shape of a bicycle. I thought as long as I was here I would introduce you to some of my Amigos.
The Amigos are a local bike group that was started by 3 guys that lived in Unionville. They would meet at one guys house every Sunday morning and go for a ride together. Well the group has grown to more than 60 people. On a good day we have about 2 dozen riders. I hooked up with the group about 5 years ago and have not looked back. We ride every Sunday, socialize together and for the last 4 years have gone on cycling vacations together. We have gone as far away as Ireland and as close as New Hampshire.
We went out as usual this past Sunday and I brought a camera with me. Due to the weather only about a half dozen people showed up but we still had a good time. Here are a couple of pics.The picture above was taken blind over my shoulder. I was amazed that I got them in the frame.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
This is Jan. See Jan file. This is my fork jig that I made a couple of years ago. I had just finished brazing Jan's fork and he is cleaning up my mess. Way to go Jan! And finally this is another pic of Jan's fork mounted to his 650b wheel which he got through me from Velo Orange. Jan was my first customer to purchase great Velo Orange products through me. If you haven't been to their site yet go now! www.Velo-Orange.com
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I'm proud to announce that I am now a Velo Orange dealer. Check out their web site at www.velo-orange.com They carry some unique items for your bike and you can now get them through me and I can install it on your ride. If you have any questions you can contact me at 860-836-9765.
Talk with you soon,
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I'm still planning on brazing one more set of seat stays that will run from the top tube back around the rear dropouts.
By the way. Look at those front forks! They are the first pair made on my new fork bender. Are they beautiful or what? They give the bike a real classic look. Don't you think?
Stay tuned for more of the saga.
I started assembling everything in the jig last weekend and doing a little tacking.
Quite a bit of time this past week has been used to set up a new fork bender that a friend made for me in his wood shop. He made the wooden part of it and I made the steel part that holds it and the arm that pulls the blade. Here it is in action!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Next I brazed the down tube to the head tube.
This was pretty much a days work. Stay tuned for the next installment.