Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Here is one of the smaller top tubes coupled with a 1.5" down tube. I'd normally use 1.375" top and down tubes on a race frame like this. Should be about the same weight and stiffness though.


Brent's 9" bars. Still have to cut out dropouts for his fork.

Thursday, September 17, 2015


Working on Ti while the Supertherm top tube shortage continues. I have some smaller 1.25" top tubes coming for some other projects but the normal top tubes have been more than seventy days on back order and still haven't even reached the supplier. Another option is a 1.5" Supertherm top tube.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Shawn bent the steerer of his pitchfork and the legs of his racefork. We'll see how well a Stout fork does.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

As light as I can make it without using butted tubes. This one has a 7075 AL tube inside the steel steerer.
 Short rear 14.25" and a slack head angle 73*
I saw a similar one out in the wild last weekend. Fred said the short stays were decent on dirtjumps.

Friday, September 4, 2015

I'm pretty sure all of the bars that I run are 28" wide. These are 31.5".

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Just cleaning up some overspray on the steerer here, but realizing that I can now use some of Paragon's tapered steerers (which require a lathe of this size to finish the bearing race seat) Unfortunately Paragon didn't design those with DJ bikes in mind because the taper isn't nearly long enough.

 Coated these 4" bars that I've had laying around and started Adrian's 24". I'll have the 4.5" - 31.8mm bars tomorrow