Friday, November 1, 2013

35th anniversary lugged frame for AZ. rider

 With the exception of the PF-30 BB shell , this is a lugged frame from me-the first in a few years. I spent some serious time thinning the lugs and trying to get an attractive profile on this oversize lugset. In the past I have gone into projects like this with great energy only to be completely burnt out at the end and wind up  dissatisfied-not so with this one. I bought new files and really took the time to do it right and had an enjoyable time building this frame. Don't get me wrong, it was a lot of work and concentration but I really enjoyed it.
The lugs are from Nova, the tubing is True Temper  and the headbadge is sterling silver from Jen Green.
 The carbon fork is and enve-hard to tell with the paint. The customer specified King BB and Headset in colors to compliment the paint. I think it worked out pretty well. The paintwork was done by Allan Neymark here in Santa Cruz. This paint job was a lot of work and took longer than building the frame !
The dropouts are Henry James-I don't ofetn use these but I felt that they would really work well on a frame like this.
The scalloped stay ends  are a nod to the style I used on many of my early lugged frames.
These are positively the fanciest bottle bosses that money can buy-its a shame that they will be covered by a bottle and cage.


Angostura Bitters said...

beautiful work, paul! wow!

Mike said...

Richard Sachs has nothing on you.

Unknown said...

Such an amazing frame! The paint really highlights the beauty in the lugwork. Great job Paul.