Sunday, November 14, 2010

Smoked Out - Lewellyn Bikes

Check out at the Velocipede Salon. Darell is an amazing bicycle builder and has in interesting bicycling history. Check him out, ask questions and check the other builders who have been Smoked Out!!! The beautiful lug work below is an example of what he is capable of.

Below are a few shots from the shop this weekend. This will be my new road bike, mix of columbus and dedaccai tubing. The finish turned out amazing, but the build had some difficulties. I dd not pay attention to the set up of my chain stay/seat stay mitering fixture. The stays are visibly shifted to one side - very frustrating!!! I should have known better to work late and push the process - am just not that good yet.
 This is a detail shot of the chain stay bridge before filing). This shot is before going back in and adding more silver the filet.
 This is my first try at adding Front Derailleur braze on. This one went smoothly, but I should build a little fixture for this. I just used an old file with a bent tang to hold the braze on in place. It works, but the part could move if not carefully set up.
 This is a teaser shot of my finish paint. It turned out nicely. I will get a better shot when the photo booth is set up.
Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Smoked Out on

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

8 Month's!!!

Outside the new shop

Single Speed

Sue's new ride (orange and blue), my CX bike

Azul taking delivery

I cannot believe how much time has gone by - 8 month's since my last post!!! Things have been extremely busy. At the new year I was given a promotion at work which has been great but there is now double the amount of work to do and almost all of the flexibility with schedule has gone away. This makes working in my shop during the week VERY difficult.

Since my last post my shop has been moved out of the garage and into a much larger building (rent free for now). I completed my wife's road bike, my single speed, a road bike for my friend Azul, and a cyclocross bike for me.