So the next build up is Louis’29er mountain bike trail bike. This will be built around a Fox 120mm travel 15mm through axle tapered suspension fork and the parts kit will include Thomson, King, ENVE, I9, Stan’s No-Tubes, Sram XO, Raceface and a few other notables. This one’s going to be made in honor of the great Maurice “The Rocket” Richard. Here he is with that “fire in the eyes”…

#9_therocket

Check out that look on Maurice’s face! That’s a game face kids. That’s “smash-mouth” if I ever saw it. That says “You want this? Come and fucking get it shorty.” I’m going to harness that same intensity, put handcuffs on that fire and throw it into Louis’ build. The Rocket! Here’s some shots from yesterday’s work on The Rocket.

Tacking...

Welded

Let's miter me some chainstays

16.5" chainstay's

And finally in the jig. Waiting on the front triangle’s pipes from Henry James / True Temper. They should be here today or tomorrow:

Louis' ROCKET #9 coming together