Monday, December 31, 2012


Red's park/flatland frame:
74.75* HA, 19" TT, 11.4" BB height, 12.5" chainstays, removable brake mounts

thicker, straight gauge downtube and Supertherm top tube

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Alain's 24

Alain did some "fish scale" effects to his frame before I powdercoated this one:

14" slammed CS (14.25" with 2.3"s)
13.25" BB height
22.35" TT
 He had a cracked dropout on his old WTP fork so I welded a new one in there... and took the liberty of gun bluing some graphics on there too.

Friday, December 21, 2012


68.5 HA, 74 SA, -25mm BB drop, 14.9" stays, 27.2mm seatpost, Supertherm front triangle

This geometry (steeper SA and lower BB) was designed for longer distance riding and has a lower BB for stability on dirt. 

 This tensioner position worked perfectly for SS but would likely be in the way of the chain on a 9 speed cassette ( in highest gear). I didn't have any problems lining the wheel up without the tensioners. The task is actually much easier than with horizontal dropouts due to the slider bolts that provide a little resistance. The ability to run a light-weight quick release hub (and not have it slip when cranking hard) is the biggest benefit that I see with this design.
The flat black is supposedly a base coat for some artwork. Hopefully that will make the frame stand out a little more. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The CS yoke and the S-bent seat stays took a little longer than expected but she'll be flat black by tomorrow.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

 Something different...

Allen's frame all welded, waiting on slider bolts and possibly a HT badge.

 Joe's wife's frame should be welded tonight. Went with some flattened and S-bent stays. They'll have a yoke on the driveside for ring clearance.

Friday, December 14, 2012


Allen's compliant 26" is almost there:

Flattened chainstays to create some vertical spring while at the same time reducing side flex. S-bent seat stays to promote the same vertical compliance.

 31.6mm seatpost size with key hole in the front

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Local ripper and photographer Rudy Rodriguez came out and took some photos tonight. I tried to make something cool happen out of a sketchy picnic table set-up only to earn a bruised sternum... at least he caught some cool angles on a downturn table. I am loving the 22:

Rudy himself from a few rides ago:

and a good shot from a month ago of me on the 26. thanks again Rudy!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Joe did a kickass job on the Aluminum parts for the sliders. My new abrasive water jet source AquaJetMfg here in TX also did excellent work with super-high tolerance steel parts.

Alain's 24 BMX... it only needed some S-bent chainstays and it fits a big 2.3" at 14.25"

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Got another race 22" wheeler built: 26mm Seatpost, 990s, 10mm dropouts, Euro
 Allen's AM frame waiting on dropouts: Longer 5.5"  integrated HT, 31.6mm seatpost size
 Alain's 24" BMX: might need something drastic to fit some really big tires... S-bent stays + driveside yoke.