Monday, September 22, 2014


My Ti bike has the same geometry as my steel bike but the lighter weight makes them feel pretty different. I still need to round up a narrow/wide chainring to be able to trust this geared bike.
 A one-off externally machined BB for a mini racer.

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

Continuing education: Ti frame building 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