tomorrow, the lights!
a few little bits, just the mudguards to get.. very very happy with it. unnervingly close to the flight date. maiden voyage once the mudguards are on. Denver soon come… Stroop Mk2 lives!
Done, back from the painters finally. And this time they managed to get the colour right! next is finding somewhere that will be able to do the decals for the down tube. starting to put it together, bit of a debate on stems. stubby Thomson or long Litespeed. i’ll have a ride and see. in [...]
Finally back from the painters! Not a very pleasant experience.
face technical jiggery looks a bit ghetto there, but i think it’ll be ok with some paint n LED’s I think it’s done! all the last little bits are filed and sanded and the head badge is on and polished. i decided to leave the rack out in the end, partly because i didnt like [...]
so close the frame is done! all the bridges and bosses are on and tidied, now it really is just the rack. my challenge today was drilling 4 holes at exactly marked spots on the bottom rung of the rack. 10mm holes into a 12mm tube, with a hand drill, without a jig. that was [...]
advanced bit of kit for holding the canti studs in place fluxed up leaving it to soak over night makes cleaning the flux a lot easier the frame and forks are done! i brazed on the seat stays and put theV brake mounts on yesterday and left it to soak over night, which made it nice and easy [...]
Head badges fresh from the laser cutters!
kitchen floors make the best work tops brake and dynamo gear and dynamo mainly just measuring, mitring, re measuring and re mitring the seat stays. I also put in the internal routing for the brake and the gear cable. The seat stays are taking so much longer than normal because there’s quite a bit going [...]
The chain stays are on and hard part has started. The seat stays are mitred but before they go on i need to draft out the rack and work out where the cable routing is going to go. Mitreing the seat stays was tricky, doing the first one was quite fun, but making sure the [...]