Monday, January 28, 2008

Leah in Argentina

Leah, who's usually hanging out in the shop building custom racks has been traveling in Argentina (and will be for a couple more months!) with two of her friends.

They have a good blog going, check it out:

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Cute little book

Found a neat book the otherday: "Everyday Engineering" by Andrew Burroughs + IDEO. Its essentially a collection of photos illustrating several ideas, divided into several sections with a short description before each section. The titles of each section are Craftsmanship, Unseen, Illusions, Interfaces, Elegance, Function follows form, Challenges, Corners, Ugliness, Materials, Repetition, Consequences, Nature, and Time. Flipping thought to the Elegance section you'll find a photo of one of my frames (which I build for Jenny in Chicago). Needless to say I'm quite flattered.

Even if it didn't have a photo of one of my frames I'd still recommend it. A nice inspiring little book, especially if your into engineering, design, aesthetics, and how they all relate. If you want a copy check out:

at the races...

Didn't have the time (and I didn't put in enough miles on the bike to make it worthwhile) to do any cross racing this year. I do have this great cross bike I built, and I figured someone should race it. My friend Frank C. was racing on a Fuji touring frameset...which worked but wasn't ideal. He's about my size so I loaned my my frame. His standings improved on the new bike (I'd like to think it was the frame!) but it was more likely due to getting a few more races as this was his first season racing. Hopefully I'll be able to get more of my frames out there next season, until then enjoy some photos of Frank:

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Cool frames in the shop

Couple of cool frames in the shop this week.

Reynolds 953 frame #1 is back in the shop for some fenders,custom racks, and a Brooks saddle w/copper to match the copper highlights on the frame:

A really cute and tiny Richard Sachs frame came in today for a rear triangle re-spacing: