Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Scotts fixed gear

Just shipped this off to Scott today:

Scott was one of those rare customers that knew exactly what he wanted. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about the indecisive clients as that's expected and comes with the territory. Working with clients to come up with a frame is actually fun. Scott however knew everything, right down the the paintcode (House of Kolor #kF02 Cyan to Purple). Normally I resist the shade shifting paints, in fact I even say it here: http://jonnycycles.com/misc/Paint%20info.pdf but I decided what the heck, don't know until you try it right? I suggested yellow hightlights, Scott agreed, and the final result was better than I expected. Don't expect to see a bunch or shade shifting Jonny Cycles frames anytime soon....but with the right graphics and colors I can be convinced.

Enough about the aesthetics, what about the function? Its pretty basic. A nice fixed gear for the road. Bottle mounts, and front and rear brakes. Due to the rear brake we opted for the much more practical forward facing slanted horizontal frame ends. Geometry is fairly standard road, but with an elevated bottom bracket for cornering clearance.

When FedEx delevers it in a few days it will be the first Jonny Cycles in Wyoming! Build process photos can be seen here: http://flickr.com/photos/jonnycycles/sets/72157607886828178/
The official gallery photos are here: http://jonnycycles.com/trackPhotos.php#id=album-119&num=1

Monday, December 29, 2008

yay! Jonny Cycles is back!!!!

I know you were all worried, but no the economy hasn't claimed me yet! Just some really frustrating domain name registration issues that took awhile to resolve with the holidays and an international call to Australia. Morale of the story: Don't slack when it comes to domain names.

e-mail (jonny@jonnycycles.com) also works again, so resume your correspondence!
If you send me an e-mail that was returned, please re-send it. Thanks!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Jonny Hunters bike...

... is *finally* finished!

Jonny has been a friend of mine for awhile. Not sure how we met. SCRAM!? Mark the Spark? The Catacombs? He's probably just one of those ubiquitous Madison people.

Jonny signed up on my waiting list way back in Feb 2006. I finished building the frame about 1 year ago which was right about the time that Jason (Sanchez Paintshop) was starting work on building a new shop. Jonny is also friends with Jason and was pretty insistent that Jason painted his frame since he was really into having people he knew be involved with the project. Jonny was pretty patient waiting Jason to get his shop up and running but when he learned that one of his bike polo friends from Milwaukee had moved out to Portland, OR and was painting for Vanilla's shop Coat he couldn't resist and got the ants in his pants. I was curious to see what sort of work they were doing my self so we sent the frame out to Coat for some paint. Jonny told them he liked green and to do what they want. The base (green color) is powdercoat and the graphics were done with wet paint. The graphics are a little busier than my normal designs, but its a nice change. The quality is excellent (as expected), but don't expect to see me offering them as an option for my paint as Sanchez Paint shop and Keith Anderson do equally as excellent of work and I have no reason to switch (other than this special project for a friend).

More photos here - http://jonnycycles.com/roadPhotos.php#id=album-118&num=1

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Revolution Cycles Bike Swap

Revolution Cycles Annual December Bike Swap

December 6th
10am - 1pm
$2 donation towards the Goodman Center bike program

New address!!! - 2425 Atwood

Our annual bike swap has grown too large to be held in the bike shop so for the day we are moving up the street

Lots of vintage and modern bikes and bike parts available. Everything from clothing to Campy, Avocet to Zipp.

There are some tables still available please reply to this add if you are interested.

There will be a community table available for those who only have a thing or two for sale, again reply to this add for more info.