Tuesday, May 29, 2012

First Friday Art Walk

Come by Flagstaff Bike Revolution this Friday June 1st for the first annual Frame Builders Expo.  I'll have some stuff there as will some other builders more well known and less well known than I.  CJ and the gang are taking this pretty seriously and got these cards printed up and they're all over the local prints and so it promises to be a good time...and I hear local favorites Planet Sandwich are playing, too.  


Thanks in advance to CJ and Adam and the gang over at FBR for putting together this event.  See you Friday!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Derek's 650

Derek works at one of the premier local bike shops, Absolute Bikes, the shop I last wrenched at some years back before starting into this whole frame building mess.  He's a 6'2" climber who came to me riding an ill fitting mid nineties Ibis Mojo.  A cool bike no doubt, but the fit on those old California racer steeds just doesn't work out too well.  His request was a bike that could still climb to the top of the mountain but that gave him more confidence on the descents.  So here it is: 100-120mm 650B, dedicated geared, semi-short rear end with a tall head tube to match some long legs.  This bike was an absolute pleasure to build from the drawing on...a very smart bike.  I wouldn't mind one myself.  The color is canyon copper and its getting the full Chris King package with Race Face/XT 2x10 gearing on Velocity Blunt rims.

I haven't seen the finished product yet, but I talked with Derek today and he just went on and on about it (this was also confirmed by his co-workers).  Enjoy your new bike Derek.  Can't wait to throw a leg over for a bit.