Monthly ArchivesNovember 2012

Good day at 44 HQ standard

Worked on revising the Pricing and Fit Guides today – now that a bunch of people have used them, some questions have come up that I can use to refine/combine all of these into one document. So I’ll be updating the format / design some. No change in pricing. Just more details and hopefully a bit easier to use and follow. Took part of my lunch today to haul my tubing bender down to the shop and find it’s permanent home. Good to have this down in the shop finally – looking forward to finally making some mods: The tubes for Patrick’s 29er arrived a day early (imagine that?). So I knocked out his bottom bracket sub assembly and got ...

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Starting Patrick’s 29er SS standard

So Patrick’s 29er is taking shape this week. His 29er will officially be the 10th frame to come out of the newly christened 44 Bikes Metal Shop. We’re officially in the double digits. Exciting stuff. Was prepping a bunch of things before the parts from Paragon arrived like bending chainstays and prepping seat tubes for both his upcoming builds: The parts arrived bright and early for me upon my return from running an errand to Airgas East and picking up Mikes 29er and Brett’s fix from the powder coaters. Instantly got to work sorting things and prepping the stays for tacking and welding: I’ll finish up his bottom bracket assembly first thing tomorrow morning and when his tubes arrive, most ...

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Tooling Time standard

I’ve been really busy on top of building bikes with making new tooling and adapting my existing tooling to accept back purge for welding titanium and stainless. I put together this new head tube heat sync for the new 44mm head tube standard: First welds with the new heat sync: Also a favorite drawer with all the heat sync and purge fittings: Here’s all the purge lines on the frame jig – it was pretty quick and simple as all I needed to do was drill and tap holes. When I built the standoffs and cones, I knew I’d be doing this in the future, so I driller through holes in the cones and standoff’s so that a hole could ...

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What’s Going on in the Shop! standard

Howdy Partners. Been busy in the shop with bike construction, new tooling and up in the studio flexing those design muscles. Joe’s 29er is finished and arrived back from powder safe and sound. Here’s some shots of his SS / 1×10 which will be heading out to Arizona once our Fox fork comes in from backorder: (View the whole build set here) He requested his lucky number to be “444” on his seat tube badge: Mike’s 29er is pretty much just like Joe’s only a bit larger and will be flat black with gloss decals. This one’s headed to the great state of Massachusetts. Mike had a tough time settling on a color but when it came down to decision ...

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