Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Jacob's frame

Jacob's 26" with perfect geometry for everything: 70 HA, 74 SA, -10mm BB, 14.6" CS

Friday, December 9, 2011

Some of the thinnest tubing that I've dealt with- .6mm seatstays. I learned the hard way to never attempt to straighten a pair of seatstays in a bench vise...  and always use as large a surface area as possible when starightening!  Hours of work ruined by tiny dents. They are now a couple unique tapered disc brake braces.
Big 21.5" at 5.4 lbs

Small 17.5" at 5 lbs even
 These 29er frames will be built up as completes in the Fletcher Bike Studio in Houston. There will be a 19.5" frame on the way as well...
Jacob's 26" jump frame

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Machine Bike Co.- the Time Machine frame

Their other current products are those slot pegs pictured 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Been waiting on the weather to dry up to put trans black over Vernon's 24" BMX. (Humidity hinders the powder from adhering in the harder to reach places.)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

This second FS/SS frame has an even 100mm travel where the first one was 85mm. It has wider set bearings and a different system for tightening the main pivot as well (the pivot axle doesn't just squeeze the bracket) I also tried a slacker 68* head angle and higher 13.25" BB height. This geometry would be more at home on rocky terrain where clearance is an issue and a slack rake is a must. I have gotten very attached to the lower 12.3" BB and steeper 69 HA that the first iteration has.

When I find the time I will try a different design for a more trail/AM oriented bike.

My Supertherm is still in queue, but Vern's 24" BMX and Nathan's 26" street MTB frame will be done by this weekend.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Here is the basic form of the 29ers that I will have out there... once my Supertherm tubing arrives.

My lack of quick building updates is due to a recent shortage of Supertherm tubes. It sounds like it will be almost November before I receive my next batch. In the mean time I will be doing some work on the full suspension frames as they're straight gauge for the most part. Here's a new design with an 83mm BB that will fit nicely with BMX cranks and a 6" spindle.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mark's frame

Mark sent some photos of his kickass backyard setup and his sparkle blue Stout jumper with some matching cranks (that I powdercoated for him)


 Compliant, lightweight (4.85 lbs!) 29ers have been in the works for a few weeks. Its taking some time making dropouts for them. (they're different sizes and I refused to use hooded dropouts, so the angles of the dropouts are all different) Pics later

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wade's DJ/street 26" frame: 

 Head tube drilled for Gyro tabs and dropouts with integrated chaintensioners.

 14mm by 135mm rear end

 Kickass lithics I found across the street from my house... one good thing that's come from a bastard of a drought. What looks like an axe head is actually just a big scraping tool