Monthly ArchivesSeptember 2013

New Digs standard

New Digs, a photo by 44 Bikes on Flickr. So I have completed the crazy and painstaking transfer of ALL of my photos to the new 44 Bikes Flickr account. What’s changed? Just the URL. So if you have been following me, or made me a contact, please go ahead and head on over to my new flickr account link below and make me a contact to keep seeing all the latest and greatest. This flickr stream will remain as an archive to maintain link integrity. But I will not be updating this photostream any longer.

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About the Image The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls. A collection of textile samples lay spread out on the table - Samsa was a travelling salesman - and above it there hung a picture that he had recently cut out of an illustrated magazine and housed in a nice, gilded frame. It showed a lady fitted out with a fur hat and ...

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The Lovely D.E.B. : Ready for Paint standard

Finished up Deb’s Huntsman this past week as well as the matching rear rack. This will be the first frame I’ve made to date to get a liquid finish. I’ve never been opposed to liquid finishes, it’s just no one to date has actually requested it. Richard jumped at the chance once he learned I was not married to powder and told him of the above. We’ve got something slick cooking in the oven right now for Deb’s finish. Some small touches include keyed attachment points for the rack tabs – this takes the bolts out of sheer and makes for a bomber connection. I had to radius the “legs” to make room for the disc brake caliper in the ...

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A Phone Call from Richard Sachs standard

So I’m minding my own business a few weeks back here in the studio, working away at some vectors and design work before I headed down to the shop that afternoon when an email alert catches my attention. Over to mac mail to see what’s doin’ to read the title bar: “YO KRIS ATMO”… There’s only one guy who would use that phrase. I’ve spoken to Richard Sachs maybe once or twice, maybe a handful of times with a question or exchanging pleasantries over on Velicopede Salon. It’s not every day a living legend asks you a question that comes in the form of this: “I wanna discuss having you make my wife, Deb, a new bicycle. …You up for ...

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Paul’s Huntsman Done and Back from Powder standard

Two weeks ago I began Paul’s Huntsman. This is going to be a hot build. Force 22 2×11. ENVE Carbon Tapered Disc Cross Fork. Hot off the presses Industry 9 Cross Disc Wheels… Tubeless? You bet! Room for 32c tires. Flat black. Gloss decals. Here’s how she came together: I’ve been back purging all frames now for the past few builds with good results. Still dialing in my process and need to make some additional adjustments to tooling and make some small parts (purge fittings for dropouts) and then, just maybe then I’m ready to give titanium a first go. But till then, we’re steel all day all night. Paul’s Huntsman back from powder: We’re waiting on the wheels from ...

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