Wednesday, January 31, 2018

S-3/ Columbus 'Life' road frame

 I had to wait a few weeks for the fork to be painted but the wait was worth it. The color match is perfect and the whole package looks right. This is my most popular style of road frame and since I only have a few S-3 downtubes left, it is likely to be extinct before the end of the year. I'll definitely try to source some tubes to replicate the ride and weight of this frame but it won't ever be quite the same. I have one just like this one and have been riding it for about two years now .
 This frame also has a King headset with the subtle logo. The owner opted for a 1-1/8" steerer rather than a tapered steerer to get a 45 mm rake fork. This slightly lower trail design will give the bike a bit of a livelier front end.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Schnozola for sale- the last one !

This bike was built for NAHBS. It has a 585 top tube and a 560 seat tube. It should fit a 6'1" rider perfectly.The bike was built in Bruce's shop which will close for good at the end of this month. Bruce did more of the building on this bike than on any of the other Schnozolas. The bike has his racks and cantilever brakes-the very last set of these brakes he produced. If you want to ride across the country and have a super durable and reliable rig, as well as have some serious style you should consider getting this one. It is marked down $ 1,100 from the show price and is currently $ 3,400. It has an XT build with bar-end shifters-Bruce's style that he used for his Rock 'N Road touring rigs. You can contact me directly as the bike is now in my shop. It has never been ridden.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Di II steel CX frame with Rocker dropouts

 Yes- it is a new year and I hope to be better about putting up photos of current builds on this blog. You can also check out the Rock Lobster facebook page or Paul H. Sadoff on instagram as I am a bit more active on those two forums.
 I made a mathematical mistake in my calculations for last years total builds. Turns out that I built 102 frames in 2017. I'm pretty sure that I am not likely to surpass or even equal that this year as I think that the probability of burnout could effect the quality of life and builds. I'm happy with what I did last year but as I have said in the past, I'm always trying to do better. The frames I am building now represent nearly 40 years of experience-they are probably the best so far. That said, I'm in this game for the challenge of continually trying to refine the craft. As long as my eyes and limbs still work and I don't get too forgetful there's a chance that my beast work is yet to be done.
Here's an example of the best to date.