Tuesday, February 21, 2017

 This was going to be a customer's fork but I made the legs too short and realized that the leg cutouts were supposed to be at 45* angles (where I made them perpendicular). I liked the look of the larger dropouts that I initially made so I made some holes in my stock dropouts. I shortened the legs up even further so that it can go on the 27.5" gravel bike that I'm building.
 David's 6" bars

Thursday, February 9, 2017


The 31.8 clamp X 4.5" risers in the middle there are for sale. 

 I might build this thing up and ride it just because I'm too curious. Its somewhere between a DJ and street frame built around a 405mm fork. This might be my new 26" skatepark bike or I might sell it if it turns out too small (22.5" top tube). It will probably need some 7-8" bars.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

 I'm building another street bike for my father (his will be geared). While shopping for parts I came across some 35mm wide (650b) Velocity Blunt wheels that I was too curious about. I took them for a two hour, full speed run on my greenbelt path/trails. The rolling resistance didn't seem to change but the cornering squirm that I used to get with my 25mm wide rims was eliminated. This is my version of a cyclocross bike
 Hope this purple is dark enough. I can usually put a second coat on to darken them up.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

 3"s and a 22" wheeler fork
Dom's weird oldschool stuff
 Finally got around to finishing my sand bike's bars (making holes and powdercoating). They're 7"s  yet sit only slightly above seat height. The leverage with these is way better than the 3.5"s that I initially had (jacked up with spacers).