Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Two machines that have made work so much easier. The Baleigh manual bender makes repeatable bends and can bend very heavy duty tubes as well.
This little mill has two important features for coping. The first is an "R8" type spindle which uses collets that easily enable the use of 3/4" hole saw arbors. The second important feature is a motor with infinitely adjustable RPMs.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
I chose to build a geared hardtail because its one bike that I haven't had for a long time. It'll be half DJ half trail riding with the following geo:
69 HA, 73 SA, -25mm BB, 23.5" TT, 16" CS designed around a tapered Marzocchi and a 30.9 dropper post.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 7, 2014
Those 2.5 piece cranks (that have the spindle pressed in on one side) are usually going to have clearance issues on a MTBMX with a short (14.5-15") rear end. So, if you're building a 26" skatepark bike, I would suggest a 3 piece crank with a 6" spindle.