"make the break"
If I remember correctly, Spooky owner had mentioned Zanconato was on the list of attendees for their latest aluminum frame building class. Good to see more folks getting interested in the material.
Add another Zanconato bike to the list of want.
Auk's words to live by:
Blow up and pin a picture of M. Bartoli on your wall. When you achieve that position, stop. Until then, stretch, ride, stretch, ride, eat less, and ride more.
If he's making aluminum frames when my name comes up in the list, that's probably what I'll get. I love oversize steel but I've been there, done that. So maybe I'll have to forego the coupled travel bike.... We'll see.
My name is James Edward Kile
God dammit! Will you people stop. I can only afford one new frame when the time comes.
Aluminium is such a nice material to work with, easy on tools, easy to weld and with the right tubing makes a great product. Zank obviously has some great hand skills with a sharp learning curve ability with whatever he touches. We're never too old to learn new skillsets. Nice.
Thanks for all of the kind words, everyone. I didn't get to go to the seminar that Frank put on at Vicious Cycles, but I've been working with some local welding wizards. The goal is to replicate this top bead on an entire 12"x12" sheet. The old time welders say you have to burn through 10# of filler rod before you get the rhythm down. That's about 5400 inches worth of filler.
Al practice by Zanconato Custom Cycles, on Flickr
welded aluminum forks! That will be awesome!
Mike, what is the eta for the first alu frames ?
Agreed. I read it, I bought into it. I didn't learn anything.
Or perhaps you do understand? Maybe you should go post a dig about when the VS Wabi Woolen jerseys are going to be available, and how they're designed. Never mind - I see you already did.