This is the spring batch of aluminum frames taking shape. I am now about 5 1/2 frames into a total of 14 frames bound for the heat treater in a couple of weeks. After this it will be back to steel for may/june. The selection of team bikes on sale has gotten smaller as the Ultegra bike is sold. The pit bike with full Dura Ace and Easton carbon fork is still available for $ 2,400. The seat tube is 50 cm c/t/c. the top tube is 54.5 cm c/t/c and the headtube is 130 mm. The bike has handbuilt wheels, 28 spoke Mavic Open Pro's in black. The bike is super clean and the same bike that the team races on. A new version of this bike would sell for $4,200 as equipped.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Progress in April
If only the camera could really show the true shade of lavendar/blue on this road frame. This frame is distinctive because it can take 700x32c tires but is not a 'cross frame. It's technically a road frame that you can take in the dirt. It will use Shimano long-reach caliper brakes and a compact drivetrain, also Shimano. The cool thing is that aesthetically the frame is a road frame in almost every detail...the difference is in the subtle things done to accomodate the larger tires and make it stable in all conditions.
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