Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Cayden's AM

Tapered steerer
31.6mm seat tube
Geo intended for long travel fork

Friday, August 24, 2012


I made this 16" with a sleeved ST also, just in case someone doesn't want a holy seat tube.
 Cayden's AM coming along.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Acid wash

I've grown pretty fond of the acid raw look... makes steel have the same soapy bluish color that Ti has. The acid removes rust/oxidation and helps prevent corrosion as well.

Some pics of AJ and Craig's bikes at the trails from several weeks ago... before the ceaseless weekend rains.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A sleeved two piece seat tube for a 31.6mm seat post. The most common sizes for telescoping seat posts are 30.9 and 31.6mm, neither of which are IDs of any common steel butted tubes.

Monday, August 6, 2012

16" Pitbikes

The AC in the studio lost power during the last thundestorm, hopefully it gets fixed tomorrow so I can get back to finishing up these 16s. It's pretty frustrating/counterproductive when its hot and humid in a welding situation... particularly welding in between the thin tubing seat stays.

 Trans light sparkle blue
These are going to be a little heavier than the 20" mini racers because of the .89mm tubing used throughout. The minis are mostly .7mm tubes.

Got back on my feet for a few hours today. I'll have a few of these pitbike proto frames knocked out in a few days. If you're unfamiliar with "pitbikes", its kind of a stupid concept: A super-small kids frame that's built well enough that it can be ridden by a disproportionately large person. Just for the novelty of looking/feeling silly riding 16" wheels... I hope I get to fart around on one.