Sunday, October 18, 2015

in less than a month we'll have the first RedBull barrel race over at Hilltop. The CTY guys finished the track in less than a few weeks. Hopefully the rain won't prevent the big trails from finally getting built to completion.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Normally, I try to avoid welding braces on the curved areas, so that the tube can flex at the bend.

Mitering the top tube against the two curves is a different procedure: First, the top tube is cut to length, then each curve is traced and cut out by hand. Then you eventually find out that the cut was much closer to fitting when it was just a rough cut/straight line with no curve at all... and you spent an hour and a half doing something that could've taken a few minutes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

22 IR

This cap required some modification and a special tool to be able to tighten after the housing goes through the center.

Brent's MTB and 22"BMX bars

I could wait and pay a waterjet place or spend about 10 minutes getting really dirty to cut each dropout. 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

aNDREWS 26er

 if I had the time, I would put these seat stay gussets on every frame. The increase in stiffness is obvious switching from any other frame. This is a long frame so it needs some extra strength. The slightly longer (5") headtube distributes forces better as well.