Keeping busy in the paint booth

My latest projects coming out of the paint booth include a Hetchins restoration and builder paint work for Pi Cycles, Royal H Cycles, Icarus Frames, Quiros, and Grominger. I’m currently finishing up Noriyuki’s road frameset with polished stainless lugs and Hannah’s fillet brazed road frame. Check back soon for those!



  

  

  

  

  

  

He likes to move it move it

This was my first time making a front luggage-style rack. It was based off of the Cetma 5 rail HALFrack but I mounted the stabilizing rods to the fork crown and not behind the brake. Isaac will give me a full review of how it performs. The frameset is fillet brazed with 6° sloping top tube for a comfy ride. Campagnolo long slot rear dropouts were used for this frame because this bike is a single speed and will have fenders. For those of you with a single speed with fenders, getting the rear wheel on and off is much easier with forward facing dropouts. The dropouts were modified by removing the hanger, filling the adjusting screw holes, and then shaping. Check it out!



 
 
 
 
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And coming out of the paint booth is Jeff’s sparkly red Lemond Zurich. The transformation from the original rusted and chipped blue and silver paint is quite dramatic. Makes me think we need more before and after photos so you can get the full effect. You’ll just have to settle for the after photos right now.


 
 
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Leif’s cross commuter

The latest frame and fork completed here at the shop is Leif’s cross/commuter. The Zona tubing, top tube cable routing, horizontal top tube, fender mounts, and rack mounts make this cross bike a great commuter as well. The white and green paint was a scheme that Leif came up with complete with the Unibird on the seat tube. Leif’s is guaranteed to win his commute with this one.



 
 
 
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This Bruce Gordon Rock ‘n Road touring frame/fork/stem was a respray in our popular dark blue pearl. This bike will be a real stunner in the sunlight. The blue over silver has a real bright candy effect. I’m pretty sure it makes the bike go faster too.


 
 
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So things are still busy here at the shop with lots of repairs and repaints. Get ready to see a revamped Serotta, Lemond, and Hetchins. But right I’m focusing on the current bikes in the queue. Isaac’s commuter with custom rack was just finished as well as a couple of the steel Gaulzetti frames. The 953 tubesets have arrived and Noriyuki’s polished stainless lugged frameset is in progress!