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    Would it be inappropriate to ask how you achieve that multi-layer candy paintjob? Stunning work!
     

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    HvA,

    Inappropriate? Nope. I'm here to share :)

    At it's most basic explanation, after your sanded primer layers are down, a dark base coat is applied. The base can be a flat (as in the road bike) or a metallic (as in the 29er) dependent on the final look you desire. A lighter metallic color is applied next, by either mechanical application or airbrush dependent on the final visual look you are going for. Transparent candies are then sprayed over the lighter metallics for the final color of that layer. Repeat as necessary for multiple hues or depth to be achieved. Cover copiously with clear.

    Wah lah, and with a final snap of the buffing cloth, you are done...that easy ;)

    cheers,

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    Mr. DangerPanties,

    That snake skin bike certainly gets around, thanks for the kind words.

    Originally, I built it to be an occasional travel bike for Mike, but within a month of receiving it, it became his primary ride. He's beat the shnizzel out of it the last 4 years, riding in WA, AZ, CO, NC, NY, NH and Scotland. Now that he's been chasing endurance events, it's sure to see more travel time. The only upgrade he's made has been to swap out the steel bar and Thomson post for Ti ones. So glad he's been enjoying it.

    cheers,

    rody
     

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    Thanks for sharing Rody! I'll have to experiment with that for the next frame, absolutely love the way it looks.
     

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    Default Horned Frog tribute

    I'm not a big sports fan, but have really enjoyed this Ti frame tribute to the TCU horned frogs...

    smallfroggybike.jpgsmallfroggybikestays.jpg

    Story time can be found here... Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: TCU and Ti...a nice combination
     

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    Good lord Rody she's hot. And the bike turned out great too.
     

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    Default Ti and TCU...

    "Good lord Rody she's hot. And the bike turned out great too. "

    No kidding, right. That earned me a smack to the back of the head this morning as Christi walked back into the office mumbling "men are pigs" under her breath.

    Totally worth it

    rody
     

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    Default Ti today...

    Music is turned up, hood is down, poke poke poke with the filler rod...

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    another day in the shop done...off to watch Volleyball :)

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    Default Manatoc Festival and Race weekend...

    A big thanks goes out to all the fine folks who came out and supported our races and festival this past weekend in the Cuyahoga Valley National Recreation Area at Camp Manatoc.

    We had a total of 660 racers over the two days partaking in the trail run, cross series, kids races and the mountain bike races. Another 700 riders were registered for the open riding to take advantage of the trails that are open to riding only this weekend each year.

    As is our mantra, 100% of the proceeds go directly back into our cycling community...thanks so much for enabling us to continue to grow our sport.

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    cheers,

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    Default 9-11

    Thank you to all who have served our country both in public and military service as we take today to remember the sacrifices made 10 years ago...may we be stronger together.

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    Cool photo rody! Be careful out there.
     

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    Thank you for your service, both to your community and to the bicycling community.
     

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    Default Thanks...

    Thanks guys...now in my 21st year serving at the fire department, 17th year as a frame builder/fabricator. I'm ready to drop down to just one full time job soon :)

    Although Sunday was a day of remembrance, it was also another day of work in the shop as I've got lots of customer's waiting for me, steel this time...

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    cheers,

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    Smile fabricating a custom ti weld cup

    I've had a number of folks ask what equipment I use when welding Ti. As I dropped my torch and broke my cup yesterday, I took advantage of the time to document how I fab up my Ti welding cups.

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    For a brief pictorial, check out the blog...

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: Fabricating a custom Ti welding cup...

    Want to see a more in depth explanation, the vid is up on You Tube...

    Fabricating a custom Ti welding cup - YouTube

    cheers,

    rody
     

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    Rody,
    What setup do you use for steel?
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    Default Stell set up...

    Bill,

    Steel is a much more straight forward material to work with, as it in nowhere as temperamental as titanium can be.

    For the majority of my high end steel work, I will typically utilize a internal purge to protect any contaminants from being pulled into the weldment on thin tubing. My torch is set up with a number 7 ceramic cup, gas lens, running a 3/32" electrode.

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    That's the basics...what specific questions do you have?

    cheers,

    rody
     

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    No , That was is it, just wondering whether you thought you needed similar sheilding for each material. Obviosly titanium needs much more attention. Thanks
     

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    Default Congrats to Little Etta...

    on winning the baby Luv handles for her first 2 wheeler...

    Groovy Cycleworks 330-988-0537: Kids Contest Results: The Baby Luv goes to...

    :)
     

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    Rody, thank you for the video on making the custom cup. I'm going to give it a go next week. Much obliged!
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    Sure thing Mike...are you thinking of dabbling in Ti? If so, I can send ya a care package with lots of cut offs to play with.

    cheers,

    rody
     

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