Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The fleet ready to set sail

Here's the first ten frames for the VOS road team. The second batch should go to paint next week. Headsets are here and forks will arrive soon. It's going to be a sight, all these matching frames showing up at the races with all these fast guys on 'em.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Muddy waters

For those of us waiting for a muddy race our wishes were granted in a big way at the Peak Season final at Watsonville fairgrounds. I didn't shoot many pictures and I don't have all the results but I do know the following: Stella scored win # 5 and equalled Josh Snead in total season victories, Dean Poshard rode to second place on the day and first in the series,TimWatson won the 35 + A series, Julie Brothers got second on the day, Tom Sullivan, Frank Kalcic and Ben Dodge all raced strong in the raging downpour that flooded the course for most of the day. We were also treated to a rare appearence by Rob Evans on his single speed . Future team rider Scott Chapin captured the overall in the A Single speed group. Another victory was had by Max Fraser in the junior 16-17 field. Max is a world class sailboat racer and has little time to train or race 'cross but when he does he makes it count. Check cyclocross.cx for all the results and standings.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

More progress

Next week some of these will actually leave the shop as completed eady to assemble frames.It has been a monumental amount of work but the fruits of this labor are almost ready.

team carbon in glueup stage

Yes, Kris...this is your frame !

slant six bike

This bike was built with a pacenti slant-six lugset and a reynolds carbon fork painted to look as if it were a crowned fork.

The headbadge was supplied by the customer and was made as a tribute to a riding buddy who had been killed by a car.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

If you can find a cuter bike let me know.....

More progress

These frames ain't quite ready to rock but in a few more days.....

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Halfway there

Dang, today was a long day but a milestone was reached: A nice stack of aligned front triangles ready for the rear stays to be 'applied' as they say in a more civilized country. After this batch I'll have no rest as the handmade bike show is only a lttle over two weeks away and I have done no preparation whatsoever. Too bad these frames will not be available for the show as my hope is that they will be in the hands of the owners soon.

Saturday, January 12, 2008


Now that the first batch of VOS team frames are at the painter the second batch is in the works. This group of ten frames will probably take a little more time than the first batch as things seem to be conspiring to make my work slow and my days long. All this said, the frames are looking super nice so far . I have made a couple of new fixtures for the lathe that are speeding up this operation in the photo.....the machining of the head tubes. It only took me 30 minutes to produce the tool I have needed for seven years........