Archive for October, 2008


Monday, October 27th, 2008

Last week I finished a road bike for Adrienne, a birthday gift from her clearly awesome dad Doug. She opted for Richard Sachs lugs, Columbus S-bend seat stays, and left it to me to decide on the paint. That can be intimidating but she gave me an idea of what she was looking for, and I’m psyched with how it came out. I’m really digging the subtle contrast between not-totally-dissimilar colors.

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And here it is with paint. She’s deciding on components, so watch this space for it built up soon.

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I also did a repaint on an old 531 Trek for Chris. He had me update some of the cable routing and open up the dropouts for a wider, modern hub. Here’s how it looked when he brought it in:

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And here’s the magical transformation…

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Next: Nathan’s touring bike!


Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

So here’s Katie’s 8 speed commuter in cream, pink and gold:


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Because we’re just running one front chainring, note the chain guard and “3rd eye” that keep the chain from falling off in the absence of a front derailleur.

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I also did a repaint on Keith’s Basso Lotto. It was in pretty rough shape when it came in, with a lot of rust and internal cable routing that was on it’s way out. I ground off the old covers to the internal routing and replaced them; Keith located some original decals, so soon we got it back in shape. The fork is a RDV and was painted to match, keeping the original chrome and yellow fill ins.

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