Saturday, February 6, 2016

Aarons 31.8 Stout bars out in the wild

a little too much going on to get the commuter finished this week. I was going to use a different clamping mechanism but have always been curious as to how difficult these wedge clamps are to fabricate. Definitely more time consuming but it functions well. Aluminum wedge parts would be much lighter. This current steel one is a significant little slug. 

 The first 6lbs cargo fork is almost finished. Those 3mm thick legs were pretty hard on my bender- they bent the 1" solid main pin.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

 Ron's 24" BMX bars and fork
 Something really different: a few cargo bike forks. The steerer starts as a .25" thick tube, milled out a bit on the ends and the legs are 3mm thick. So basically a little more than twice as thick as a heavy duty BMX fork.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

the Aluminium inserts are knurled to give the surface bite into the powdercoat once the bars are coated. I had these 6" rise rough prototype bars laying around and decided they'd be about perfect for a rigid big bike. Most commuter bikes just have low rise bars with a jacked up/spacer-ed stem.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

bouncing around

 Working on a truss fork design for commuter bikes... probably a few weeks out on this one.

 Some new Schwalbe 2.4s for a 650b cruiser/ city bike all around bad ass bike. The actual diameter is 28.25" on these. I'll eventually get some decent wheels for these but its hard to tell which is the best rim option as I'm new to the size. I'll probably just get some Mavic 729s because they'll last forever.

 Shorter 4.5" headtube as requested