Friday, April 1, 2011

Little frame finds its owner


Every once in awhile I get to build something that challenges me to really depart from the norm.
My hope is that the calculations I made to build this frame will yield a miniature version of a world-cup mass start type of track bike .
The fork is really tiny so I went for light blades so it isn't too rough over the track. The Encino velodrome where the bike will be ridden is concrete and probably has a few seams hear and there.
This is Eve and she will be starting her second year of competition this weekend at the track. All other 10 year olds, beware.......she is a training dynamo.

11 comments:

Javier Daniel Valencia Vedoy said...

I'm glad that the frame is finished and painted. But why the f*** is pink such a popular lobster color. I was just speaking to someone who is also ordering a pink euro cross!

limom said...

that's cool.

steve garro said...

awesome. I built Yod's son an MTB a few yrs ago.

John said...

Very nice Paul. It seems that whatever the pedaled contraption, if it's intended to be raced, it can be built at Rock Lobster.

Robert Kendrick said...

every piece of this picture -- design, purpose, materials, use, and rider -- is exponentialy cooler than just about any piece of NAHBS porn. this kicks ass.

Bill Bryant said...

Way to go, Paul, great stuff. It'll be fun to watch the track racing results in the coming years.

BTW, pink is a great color for a racing bike, IMHO.

Mike said...

You have a BIG heart my friend for making that bike for that sweet young girl. bless your heart.

Javier Daniel Valencia Vedoy said...

follow up photo:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5060/5584001780_0ece4cac94_z.jpg

-p said...

Very cool. What size wheels will she be racing on?

swiggco world said...

24" wheels.....590 I think.

dingo said...

I built it up for her on Friday night and she raced it on Saturday. Kicked some ass too! Everyone was very impressed and drooling over the frame. Thanks again.