Archive for May, 2008


Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Diverse projects have abounded the last couple weeks. I spent three days last week at Bikes Not Bombs in Boston, at a workshop sponsored by World Bike. We were experimenting with quick and dirty trailer designs, primarily for use in countries with few transportation resources. After a day of introductions and discussions of designs, I was privileged to team up with BNB founder Carl Kurz, and this is our creation:

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The emphasis was on simplicity; no milling machines, no fancy tubing benders – we used a pulley off a car engine to bend the round stock to make the racks. Lots of folks took pictures during the workshop, which I’ll link to as soon as they’re up.

I also built a road bike for our friend John Sorensen; here are some pix of that:

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And here it is with paint; it’s a crazy multi-layer custom action with a dark silver base and layers of translucent red over it. Hopefully today I can get some shots in the sun.

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And yes, I said ice cream; Garrett and I worked on making his ice cream maker pedal-powered. We’ll debut it this weekend:


And somewhere in there I painted some more bikes for Bowen Cycle Works:

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