Saturday, August 30, 2014

Continuing education: Ti welding school in Oregon

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.

Made friends with the locals Ron, Adam, Nick, Wyatt and others. Thanks so much to Ron and Adam for helping me get around and for building a great dirt park.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

 Robert's Stout P2-
22.5" TT, 69/71*, 15.5" CS, 30.9 seatpost, -25mm BB drop

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Kishmar's 24", fitting a 2.4" Maxxis well. It looks like a really small frame but its actually a bit longer than my hardtail.

Monday, July 7, 2014

new removable mounts with set screws
new hammered silver color
New cranks. Profile column (22mm) cranks are a better choice for MTBMX frames because the spindle is 6", the cranks have a wider outset and they are a much bigger crank arm than the 19mm ones.

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.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rudy Rodriguez' photos can make a rigid air look impressive. Thanks to Rudy for the photo and Forest for the height reference.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Gary's bike certainly looks the shit. I don't think I'll ever have the time to build a 650 for myself but I'm definitely jealous. I still need to get my Fat bike rolling, my bike/motorcycle going, get the slopestyle frame back together and maybe a drift trike 'cause those look too fun. Unfortunately I've got no time for any fun projects as I'm inundated with outsource work at the moment. 

That disc adapter is on there (backwards) just to hold the washers and bolts.

Monday, June 2, 2014

 Gary's needs a coat of light gold still:
Big Supertherm 1.75" DT and a 1.5" top tube

A "t" for "time to ride" brace.

Apparently I did get a few photos of last weeks jam. My camera didn't want me to know about them for some reason.