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Finished frames in good hands

July 11th, 2009

These two bikes are the only bikes that I’ve built and had other people paint. The first one is a cross bike for my friend Jay Nutini. He’s an amazing auto restoration artist who wanted to polish the stainless lugs and paint his frame/fork/stem/seatpost on his own. He put a lot of time into finishing this frame and got a big hand with the downtube design and lug lining from his girlfriend Josie. I think we made a pretty good team. He currently has it set up for road use and tested it by riding 150 miles last weekend!


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The other frame was a cross bike as well for our good friend and painter Nathan Trombly. Nathan has an amazing amount of skill in the booth. He used to work at Independent Fabrications a couple of years back and at Circle A before he went to nursing school. Well, he’s back at the shop but we’re not sure for how long because he just passed his RN exam! Congratulations! He did his own design for the Circle A logo as well. It has internal cable routing, no polished headbadge, and he’s rockin’ the seatmast. I’ll make sure I get a picture of the complete bike up here soon as it looks pretty mean built up.


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We also got some new additions to the shop. Our landlady handed me a bag with a kitten in it about a week ago. This little girl is Burger Time, Jr. Or possibly BT, Time Bandit, or maybe just Kitty. She’s cute though and is guarding the office so beware. We also acquired another Bridgeport milling machine via our friend Jim Frain. We now have two monsters of metal at the shop. Can’t wait to cut some tubes on it!


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Dave Wofford’s bike is just about done so check back early next week for his new frame and fork!

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2 Responses to “Finished frames in good hands”

  1. Line, Liner, Linest « Fruitful Harm says:

    August 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    [...] For more photos of this bike, check out Brian’s blog post. [...]

  2. Ray says:

    October 21st, 2010 at 11:52 am

    Nurse-white! Perfect for the commute to work.
    I know, I know… they get to wear scrubs and uniforms of almost any color these days.

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