Saturday, October 10, 2015

web people?

So I'm looking to refresh my website as it's getting pretty dated.  Not necessarily a whole overhaul, but I have some ideas which are beyond my ambition level and available time.  Anyone out there doing web design interested in some bartering for bike work?

email me if so.

In the meantime, I've managed to break myself again..  Collarbone this time, from a little mtb issue.  Good news is it's a mild fracture and should heal up without surgery just fine.  It's already showing big improvement in 1 week.  My stiff back is the main issue now, I landed pretty hard on my head (smashed the helmet...) and have a lot of back muscle kinks to work through.

I don't tend to think of myself as disaster-prone, but I'm starting to reconsider.  I added it up and since I was in high school I've broken 9 bones!  Granted 5 of those were in the big accident in 2003, but that's a lot of bones to heal.  No wonder I get achy in the winter.

Back to resting...


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Finished tandem pics

Finally have this beautiful fully lugged tandem frame finished. The customer is providing most of the components, so I don't have complete bike pics, but these are pretty good. 

The paint is a very nice pearl cream color, really classic with the hammered fenders!

The large hole at the end of the chainstay is for Di2 wiring. 

I kind of wish this one was mine!


Monday, September 14, 2015


Finally have paint on this great looking tandem. It's a pearl cream color with brown logos. 

Monday, July 06, 2015

Tandem start

I've got a good start on the next tandem this year (it's a big tandem year for me). This one will be lugged with S&S couplers and no lateral tube. 

Making lugs is the start. Here's the captains seat lug getting made from raw tubing:

I take pieces like this and turn them into a lug

 After some brazing and a whole lot of carving it looks like this:

Here's the whole set of lugs:

Installing couplers is next.