Sunday, May 29, 2011

Just got back from a short trip to Austin with a few friends. Saw some rad stuff go down at the Odyssey Toast Jam. 
Spotted us on Defgrip's site: There's me and big Brian on the far left. Both days were very windy and the best riders in the world had a tough time making it through the whole line.Texas locals Clint Reynolds (going higher than anyone else) and Morgan Wade blasting.
 Caught this guy trying to steal my camera at the pumptrack.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Justin's battleship is finished: 24" TT, -15mm BB drop, 69 HA, 71 SA, 15.7" CS

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tuesday gripe: The local machine shop f*ed up my laser cutting order and gave me a random quantity/dimension of each piece, despite my color coding each file...  Going local was supposed to save time and increase quality control. Looks like I will be outsourcing to the shop in California next time.

Friday, May 20, 2011

AJs frame now has a TT gusset and his custom graphics (that wont be replicated) patina'd on the headtube area.

I spent a little time making the adjustable barrel mount for AJs BMX frame

 "Really explore the studio space this time..." - The Bruce Dickinson (Christopher Walken)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jonathan in the UK sent some pics of his long low and slack All Mtn frame. The external cups make the headtube/steerer appear 1.125", but its actually a 1.5". And thats a fairly large (1.75" diameter) downtube.
 Justin's 24" TT DJ frame. Will be the longest DJ frame that I've made so far.

And a 20.75" TT BMX frame, that will have 2 gussets. It will be the strongest BMX frame anyone has ever built. ever. I will also be doing some special finishing with this one.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Here is the start of George's rigid rock mower. He has designed a bike made for climbing, jumping, commuting... fun
I've got the 4130 plate on order for the All Mtn vertical and horizontal dropouts. I also slimmed down the 10mm DJ and BMX 14mm dropouts a bit. Still at least a week out on those.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I saw a pretty large Rat Snake descending an oak tree at the trails today... we mistook it for a diamondback water snake (which isn't venomous). And apparently "water moccasin" is a misnomer coined by some idiot. Also:
Venomous snakes are often said to be poisonous, although this is not the correct term, as venoms and poisons are different. Poisons can be absorbed by the body, such as through the skin or digestive system, while venoms must first be introduced directly into tissues or the blood stream (envenomated) through mechanical means.

"I always thought dogs laid eggs... I learned something today!" _Peter Griffin

Friday, May 6, 2011

I am paid up on HTs, BBs and seat tubes, and will have them by Monday, hopefully. I have a new local source for laser cutting, so my lack of dropout variety (vertical/All Mtn) will soon change.

While I wait for parts (MID BBs, 3/4" tubing), I finally finished welding a street oriented 26" frame.

Stout Street: (geo based on 60mm travel/450mm ATC fork)
22" aTT
71 HA 
71 SA
15" Chainstay -no yoke!