Monthly ArchivesJanuary 2009

29er V3 standard

In process welding non-drive side chainstay to bottom bracket..Tacks..cut, mitered and ready for the jig.. First I bend and form both chainstays. Then I miter the dropout/chainstay junction and tack those in place. Once that is complete, these two sub assemblies get loaded into the jig for the mitering of the chainstay to bottom bracket junction. Last step is to clean it all up, remove all the dirt/grime, measure 4000 times throughout the whole ordeal, while squinting at it making sure it passes the stink eye test and then load everything into the frame jig to be tacked and welded. Just a few steps naturally..

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44 Logo 2009 standard

Been working on refining the overall logo of 44 for a while. Slowly but surely getting there-kind of like the cobblers kids have no shoes scenerio… I do this sort of thing for a living, but naturally, when it comes to your own stuff it takes 10 times longer to figure it out. But I’m pretty stoked on the next generation and wanted to somehow incorporate a heart shaped/shield thing going on. That and move to a double headed eagle and push more duality. A little wikipedia research and those pesky double headed eagles have been around for a while.. and apparently have their origins in the representation of tradesman. That kind of works. That and masonic ritual.. Which reminds ...

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SNAKE DRIVER: Ride Report standard

Went for a ride on some unmaintained roads the other day. Great ride. Nice to be out on the Snake Driver and soak in the sun / cool air. Starting the new 29er for the spring. Should be interesting. Subtle changes again with a slightly lower bottom bracket, steeper head angle and a cockpit of 23.25″ which I’ve found coupled with a 90mm /0 deg. rise stem is just right for me. More to follow in the coming weeks.

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