Monday, January 15, 2007

Modified Paul cranks

Had some fun with a set of the new Paul cranks. I think they are great cranks, but the full suit of cards cutouts is a bit much and the black chainring....


New and improved:

This set of cranks will be going on this bike:

Thursday, January 11, 2007

New road frame ends

The new Jonny Cycles horizontal frame ends are here. Now I need some new vertical ones...

Saturday, January 06, 2007

New lugs!

A box from Richard Sachs arrived in the mail last week, and inside was a brand new lug-set from him!

Sachs has been doing some amazing stuff (aside from building some of the best frames out there). Since I started building frames he has developed three new lug-sets, 2 fork crowns, a bottom bracket shell (to match his Newvex lugs) and now he's working on a new tube-set made specifically for lugged frames. !

I really like this Nuovo Richie lug-set. Simple with just a little bit of style and it doesn't venture in the realm or overly-ornate (gaudy). I'm using this set (which is stainless steel) with the new Reynolds 953 stainless tubes to build a full stainless (and very light) sport touring bike for my friend Kevin who currentley own's of the 2nd frame I built...JK0002. I'll be bringing this frame to the handmade bike show this year so expect some build photos soon!

Previous 953 blog entry

Monday, January 01, 2007

More racks...

The front rack is finished for Lesley's touring bike. Ahren did a great job, I particularly like how the cross braces match the fork rake.

Now that the racks are done I can get the lugs polished, get the frame painted, and finally finish the bike! I've been working on this one for over a year now and am getting excited to finish it. I'll post some photos of the polishing when I start.