Saturday, May 16, 2009

Team ride # 3 and a stepthrough town frame&fork

Wow, it's the old west.....actually, it's just a bunch of tourists at Wilder Ranch state part on a wagon ride at twilight. We passed them on our way out of the park after a crash cut the ride short. One of the guys next to my truck overcooked a turn and did some backsurfing on the trail.....not a smooth ride. No broken bones, though and we managed to ride out without needing any assistance.


It seems like this is the spring of the low-standover frames. I have built two this month and I'm sure there will be more. It's a cool design that allows for the standover while retaining structural robustness........is that a word ? -I didn't think so. Hey, this is the internet so we have poetinc license....mine might be expired, though. This customer requested a flat-top fork crown. Lucky for me, there's a nice one that fits the 1 1/8" steerer and is great to work with. Monday I'll finish the alignment and do some fifnish work on the crown and dropouts. No color choice as yet.....wonder what it will be.