Saturday, April 21, 2007

not much time

I'm short on time right now, but I wanted to get some pictures up here for the soon-to-be new owner. It's almost done now. Just need to finish assembly. The pictures still appear slightly more teal than it looks in reality, but heck that could be my monitor too. enjoy.


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6 comments:

Sean said...

Another great looking bike, Bob. I'm sure that that owner of this bike appreciates you taking the time to post a few more photos on your blog.

Keep up the great work - and have fun at the fat tire festival.

Sean

Me said...

Bob-

Really loverly work there! The greeny goodness with the gold... super nice!

And I dig the "The Stoker... " on the tube, looks great and will make for a nice conversation starter on rides.

Excellent!

-Me

Michael said...

Excuse me if this is a dumb question, but what is the short tube in front of the stoker's seat tube for?

Jim G said...

what's the intermediate drive for and how does it work?

Philip Williamson said...

holy fuuuuuuhhhhh. wow. That's insane, with all those special lugs. Is there any option the owner DIDN'T spec?
In 40 years that machine's going to be in a museum... if it's not still on the road.

Oh yeah - why aren't disc brakes always on the chain stays?

Bob said...

I'm guessing my mext entry answered some of the questions this posting created. The third BB shell is for the Davinci drive, it's jackshaft that allows for independant coasting. The stub tube on top of that shell is simply for mounting the front deraileur.

And the question about disc calipers is a good one. It makes far more sense to mount them on the chainstay, but the issue is most mtb's out there use 160mm rotors, and to properly place the caliper with a 160 rotor, the caliper would hit the seat stay. This bike has a 203mm rotor, which puts the caliper farther forward and clears the seat stay nicely.

You can do it with 160 rotors, but it take a bit of fanagling and playing with seatstay to dropout locations.

Bob