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    Default December update...ok, a little late

    A quick synopsys of what transpired the last month if you please to read...

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: Welcome to the new year!

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    cheers,

    rody
     

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    Default Re: December update...ok, a little late

    Rad, man.
    I really respect that.
    - Garro.
    Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
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    Default Re: December update...ok, a little late

    REALLY looking forward to the moto project!

    Oh, and thanks for the bars, perfect timing.

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    Default Re: December update...ok, a little late

    Thanks guys...gotta be fair to the family as well, should be good.

    Chauncey, glad the bars will fit your need. I'm looking forward to the moto project too. I built two full on custom choppers in 2000-2001 and really enjoyed the process even though they were not my style of build.

    cheers,

    rody
     

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    Default Re: December update...ok, a little late

    Rody,
    The moto sounds neat.
    I assume you're familiar with Paul Brodie's recent projects: Paul Brodie - Bike Frame Building Course-1919 Excelsior-Brodie BikesFlashback Fabrications Ltd.
    Geoff used to race around on a Brodie Sovereign
    Geoff Morgan

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    Default Show prep begins....

    Yep, Nahbs 2013 is upon the Groovy shop.

    Working on a steel cruiser single speed that will be clad in a nice classic paint, ti fork, ti bar/stem, ti post, and some shiny silver parts.

    cruiser frame.jpgHead tube.jpgcruiser tube.jpgseat binder.jpg

    More info and ramblings available on the blog...

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: The start of Nahbs show prep, 2013...

    cheers,

    rody
     

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    Default Old school layout...

    I've always strived on the blog to give as much transparency in the fabrication process as possible to help educate and give back to the community. In that vein, one of the issues many folks have difficulty doing is taking a bicycle design from concept to reality, particularly the rear end. I personally like to be able to visualize how all the pieces parts go together to insure I have; the shape of the stays right and clearances for the tire, chainrings, and big feet. So, taking it "old school" style, here is a basic process for laying out a rear end for those that enjoy the techie side of things...

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: How to lay out a rear end...old school style

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    That is a great post Rody, many thanks for sharing. I just did the rear triangle for a 26" inch wheel entirely by hand (practice frame, no 2), and it didn't end up exactly as planned. With the pointers set out here I am sure the next one will be exponentially better.
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    That is very helpful post Rody, thank you very much for sharing.
    Actually I was doing my rear end layout same way, but your post gave tips that are very helpful.
     

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    Default Re: Groovy Cycleworks

    Great info!!!!!

    *Bookmarked for future use.
     

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    ^^^^^ Glad it's of benefit guys, thanks.

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    Very informative Rody. Thanks a lot.
     

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    Default Dave's darts...

    Cross posting from the blog to keep the VS club in the loop...

    Worked on the paint for Dave's cruiser, a nice midnight metallic blue, carerra white, and silver metallic pinstripes.

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    check out all the gory details and ramblings here:

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: Dave's cruiser frame...paint

    cheers,

    rody
     

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    Default stuff

    worked on some titanium goodies that are to adorn bicycles heading to Denver...

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    Info here - Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: Ti goodies for Nahbs 2013...
     

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    Default Weight Weenie content...

    On the left, a one piece bar stem combo that offers excellent stability, just the right amount of flexion in the grips, and a nice weight...307 grams

    On the right, a Thomson stem and the center of a Luv handle...305 grams

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    Just a quick visual to show just how much weight you can save when constructing a one piece unit and the customer dimensions/needs are known. It's like getting the grips for free!
     

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    Default Re: Weight Weenie content...

    Hi Rody! The bar stem unit looks great. I guess the trade off is lack of stem length adjustment and bar rotation, but if the customer is pretty set on the geometry, it is a great setup.

    Do you ever build the stem and bar combo for clients separate from frame, or is it only done for frameset buyers?
     

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    Default Re: Weight Weenie content...

    Sevencyclist...thanks for the kind words.

    Unfortuantely, the demand for custom accessories vs. time for complete builds began to become unbalanced, so we now only offer these customized parts to complete build customers so we can provide a holistically designed package.

    cheers,

    rody
     

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    Rody,

    you rock. I just wanted to say thanks!

    You are always giving out awesome advice here and other places online and you just seem like a super nice guy.
    Thanks for being so willing to share and help, it's super cool.

    Adam
     

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    Default 2013 Nahbs recap...

    Intersted in more drivel, look here...

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: Nahbs 2013 recap report
     

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    Default Re: 2013 Nahbs recap...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rody View Post
    Intersted in more drivel, look here...

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: Nahbs 2013 recap report
    ^^^



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