Custom Bicycles
News: Aluminum March 18th, 2009

Yesterday I finished Geoff S’s Easton Elite 7005 road frame. It weighs a scant 2.4 pounds. Being 7005 series aluminum it will need to be artificially aged to bring it back up to full strength after welding. That means putting it in a low oxygen oven for six hours at 200F degrees followed by four hours at 320F. I send the frame to a place in Oakland called Thermofusion who does single units unlike most other heat-treating operations. Once the frame returns I’ll do all the final machining and send it off to Spectrum for powdercoating.