Archive for March, 2011
March 16th, 2011
March 15th, 2011
Here is a frame I’m starting for Greg. It’s a double butted titanium road frame with a PF30 bottom bracket and a 44mm (InSet) headtube. It’s really coming along nicely and I’m having a lot of fun building it. Currently I have the front triangle fit up and ready to clean and weld. The stays are bent and in the fixtures and ready to cut. I’ll cut and fit them next and then start welding the whole thing. I should have it welded by the end of the day. I’ll post more pictures of the build tomorrow.
Sorry for the picture quality. I can’t seem to get a good picture out of my old point and shoot anymore. It might be time for me to invest in a new camera.
March 11th, 2011
Here are some pictures of Bryan’s build. I’ll be putting on the braze-on’s today and getting it ready for paint.
March 10th, 2011
NAHBS takes a lot out of us. We prepare for the show, go to the show and once we return we have to unpack and catch up. We do a pretty good job of staying on top of the orders but this year my efforts were complicated by a broken welder. I tried to fix it myself but as it turned out I had to send it out for repairs. Fortunately we were in Austin so I only missed it for a couple days after we returned. Now the welder is back, we’re unpacked and all caught up.
It feels good to be back in my routine. So Bryan, I should have your frame done and shipped to paint tomorrow. Eric, “my favorite Canadian” as he says should be done and shipping back to me today or tomorrow. Everyone that has ordered over the last couple of weeks or is waiting for a design can expect to hear from me tomorrow. Next week, I’ll be starting, and probably shipping Greg S. That’s it for now. Next week I’ll give another run down of the work that’s coming up. Thanks!
March 7th, 2011
I just wanted to let everyone know that the TFC has just updated their website. We have added a forum section called “Ask”. We invite anyone interested in Framebuilding to visit. It’s brand new and there isn’t a lot of activity yet but the purpose of it is to give a resource to those interested in Framebuilding as a hobby or a business. The TFC members will all be monitoring and will answer any questions you have about the TFC, building technique, process, business, design, tooling etc. We’ll also be adding another new section to the site called “Resources” soon. It will include tech papers, links, material and tool resources and mentoring experiences. Let us know what you think.