Page 13 of 18 FirstFirst ... 3456789101112131415161718 LastLast
Results 241 to 260 of 342

Thread: Foresta Frames

  1. #241
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    1,366
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Quote Originally Posted by kentinmania View Post
    One of my favorite frame/fork and overall looking bike ever

    Do you know where is the happy owner now? Looks my size ahah

    J.Spinelli if I recall. I have dibs on it (I'm calling it now!) when he lets go of it.
     

  2. #242
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Alameda, CA
    Posts
    2,213
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Yup, that's Justin's bike. Love that green color.
    steve cortez

    FNG

  3. #243
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    32
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Quote Originally Posted by kentinmania View Post
    One of my favorite frame/fork and overall looking bike ever
    Mine too. Although I prefer the look of how Craig had it built up for NAHBS 2011.
     

  4. #244
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Paris, Geneva
    Posts
    1,095
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Both build are nice! I'm a Shimano and Concor Light guy!

    I know this was Justin bike, in fact he did the photo himself, or at least this is from Luxewheelworks 12 reasons (i.e. pics) to buy a Foresta!!

    If it's still his bike, it must be a great bike!
     

  5. #245
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Yes! That is the frame I built up for NAHBS Austin.













    The raw frame below (I think) may be the one. If not, soon after as that is the way I took from then on.




    At the time, I built three frames meaning to take one to the show. One with longer reach brakes and eyelets, Justin's bike, and the blue one below. I chose Justin's because I wanted to go forward with Sachs lugs as a base. You can see the differences in the seat bolt, how much had to be cut to get what I wanted, and the added on head tube extension. I built up and rode the blue one, it's hanging in my shop with primer on it now. It was one of the best riding frames I've ever seen.









     

  6. #246
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    This old 1920's track frame needs some TLC, but where is the line? I initially was going to leave it as is, but as I got in to the job I revised my thinking. This frame was built extremely crudely, but it's also got a lot of corrosion wear. Trying to separate the two, I've decided to fix dents, and fill pitted areas, but leave the rough brass. If anything I've tempered my decision toward over puddy use; this frame is a family heirloom and will be displayed. I want it to look current to the time it was ridden. I'll probably post more photos of it as it moves along.





     

  7. #247
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    10,393
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    I was going to ask about all the voids in the weld areas on the 1920's bike. It makes sense now that you've said it will be displayed. As does the putty. I couldn't imagine going through and trying to fix everything up with a torch and make it safely rideable.
     

  8. #248
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    10,393
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    BTW, how was the storm front in Noblesville? Relatives in Indianapolis (Broad Ripple area) said they had heavy wind and rain, but it looks like Kokomo got a bit more than that. Hope all is good.
     

  9. #249
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    This old frame hopefully will never get it's pedals turned. I'd like to see the process whoever made it used.
    It was exciting here, but we were safe. The sirens were going off and we kept our eye on things.
     

  10. #250
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    New York City
    Posts
    10,393
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Good to hear.
     

  11. #251
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Moving it along. This is single stage paint which will more closely mimic the period paint from the Model T era. The seat stays bolt onto this frame, so I did them separately.

     

  12. #252
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    We happened on some sunshine here, so I got some photos of these two complete. Actually, the winter sun is the best.









    And this one with a single stage paint hoping to emulate more of the period.













    The right side cup was best left alone.



    Yeah, it was pretty rough looking.



    Until the next one.
     

  13. #253
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    At my high school we've experience a lot of change. Changes in curriculum, staff, evaluation, technology, students, you name it, we're going through it. One of the most visible changes is happening directly outside the door to our front office in the main lobby of the school. A huge building addition is taking place which will let us absorb the 9th graders back within our building.

    The result is a large walled off area around the front doors to segregate the students from the construction. The walls are temporary and will be taken down June 1 when school lets out for summer. The administration approached us (the art dept.), and offered us the chance to use the space for something creative. We talked about it, the five of us, and decided we could utilize drawing projects we've been completing over the last three years.

    A great Introduction to 2D art class project is a blow up drawing where each student gets a small piece of the puzzle, and draws it larger. We decided a while back to standardize the size for future display purposes and lucked out at this chance to use it. Each portrait is 4 square feet. Not only that, we decided to focus on leaders of the peace movement and Noble Peace Prize winners. It stretched from there, but we had a good core of portraits going after three years.

    I decided the key concept for the project would be CHANGE, and how it relates to us, and great leaders of change. I had one of our advanced students work with me in the design process, and as it came out, Claire's design is what we used. After a lot of assembly of pieces and planning, the dept., a couple of students and I descended on the walls. After three or four sessions after school we had it done.

    This morning was the first day anyone would see it complete, so I headed right to it when I arrived at school. No one was around except the Principal, and he was taking photos! Everyone seems to react positively to it, and I hope it helps to unify our school in these trying times.

    The right side.


    The middle section.


    The left side.
     

  14. #254
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

  15. #255
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Jim Clark Lotus/Ford Indy car #82 tribute paint








    Ready for color
     

  16. #256
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames







     

  17. #257
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ludwigsburg, Germany
    Posts
    713
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Like the new website Craig.
     

  18. #258
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    Moving this one along. More clear to follow.





     

  19. #259
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Noblesville, Indiana, United States
    Posts
    1,788
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames











     

  20. #260
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    532
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Foresta Frames

    It's after Christmas. Unwrap that business.

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post










    Zuzuís pedals

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •