Less than 2 weeks


The bike show is coming up and we are busy in the signal shop. It looks like we are going to be building a crate to ship our four bikes to the show. After a talk with a friend who recently learned a lot about shipping heavy things, the value of the crate was confirmed. Today Nate and I spent almost the whole day figuring out our display and our crate. It looks like we're going to combine the two. We made some cool tables that will hold bikes and after hours with the table saw and wood, we closed up the garage doors, turned the heater on and started working on metal. I was telling Nate tonight that I've really grown to love working with metal. It's a realization that has kind of snuck up on me. I've always liked it, but now it just seems so "right." A file, or saw blade, or even 80 grit paper on steel is feeling so good right now. My thumb tips grumble, but looking at a finely sanded fillet makes up for all that.
For our display we are also working on a fork/rack/fender/head tube/stem/handlebar that we will show unpainted. I love looking at peoples unpainted bikes and hopefully people will enjoy this work too. It's a plate crown fork featuring stainless rack ends by EVT and integrated fender mounts (the rack ends are the things in the picture). The rack is a lowrider style with a special drink carrier. I'd say more, but I think Nate might punch me. We've got to keep some secrets...