Friday, March 16, 2012

Chuck's Bike Assembled

Here is Chuck's new carbon road frame all assembled.

The head tube joints turned out nice and smooth but you can see the uni-directional and faintly the 2X2 twill weave underneath.

The anodized Crumpton dropouts are small and light but also thick and rigid where needed on the hanger.

The BB joint...also very nice looking!

Finally the seat tube cluster with the exit for the rear brake cable.  I'm happy with the way that has worked out.
Yes, that's a nice arch on the cable...
Up next, I start on another carbon road frame with twin seat stay tubes and internal Di2 battery and cabling.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Chuck's Frame Finished

I picked Chuck's frame up from Stefan who did an awesome job with the matte clear over gloss clear theme.  I'll show a few teaser shots now and the rest once the bike is built up.  Here is the underside of the top tube showing the entrance to the titanium brake cable guide tube.

The matte over gloss clear looks really good with the logos.  Subtle unless you look closely.

The surface is smooth and consistent but you can see the pattern of the carbon layers through the paint at the joints.

The underside of the BB with cable guide tube.

Finally the shot Neil has been waiting for...
More to come in the next few days...and the paint weighs 28g for those who obsess over such things.  Total frame weight 1033g.