from the archives atmo -
The keel (see FNL195) gets its superstructure. Much sanding, more to come.
Also needs small bits like bottle bosses and deraiileur boss.
Idiot features here forgot to do the internal cable routing before joining the tubes, so now I have to figure a way to add cable guides.
I had posted pictures of this one prior to paint. Now back from the painter, I was able to get it all built up and delivered to the new owner just before Christmas.
@02136 this week:
Small Titanium 29'er :: XTR : KING : ENVE : FOX : FF Ti Bar, Stem & Post :
New K.C.E. Mystery Mail :
@02125 this week :
"The Great Blackening" of the ceiling begins.
Daily updates of the buildout here: XXX
Not a lot of photos this week, but here are some. The last of 2012:
1st city to see the light, last to the party.
Special project I developed earlier in the year with local Maori weaver Mahi Topara. Many types of patterns all of which have different meanings, she tells me the pattern woven on this frame signifies peace and friendship.
Bamboo is plenty crash tolerant on its own. The idea behind laminating bamboo tube with flax woven sheath is to create a bomb proof pole slam-able commuter.
Coming to a bike path near you.
Feliz año nuevo!
flax cable guide.jpg
woven flax over bamboo tube.jpg
Alfred (aka Freddy) Salgado
Fork #2 for Frame #2