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

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.