Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Maybe "The Steel Stew Bicycle Project"?
Or "The Steel Stew Bicycle Kitchen"?
Just some thing to ponder. Remember, it's all about merchandising.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
I also found the last of my "new" tungsten that had a longer,sharper tip than the ones I've been grinding myself. Much better pools and heat control.
On the bike note, I ran out of derailleur cables so bought some yesterday, but then realized I need some Shimano chain pins...crap, this build this is taking forever. Kinda makes me miss working in a bike shop....
Going to travel out in the 25 degree heat today to get some muffler tubing to practice on, and maybe this weekend put in some serious thought on what to do about a jig.
It's all about the $$$....
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I've been very neglectful to my fitness so here's some new friends...
I have Crappy flexibility..
Who needs an extra bedroom?Don't tell Brandt at On One that I'm using a road wheel...I just need to install cables and grips and it's trainer time!
And of course we can't forget about the Stew...
Practice goodness...(thanks for the scraps Walt)
I'll try to get better bead pics next time..
So here goes...the rebirth if you will.. a phoenix rising from the ashes...
Or something like that.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Another plus is that my neighbor and I figured out how we can easily and relatively cheaply make some new blocks for my jig. Things are a bit crazy right now for the holidays and such, so hopefully after the first of the year, those will be done with the other mods I need to do it.
I'm going to check Logan Steel to see if they have any scrap 8020 laying around for the mods.
Also I found a couple of "test rats" who are willing to risk life and limb and ride the first few Steel Stews next spring. Hopefully I won't let them down.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
I also have two bike's I need to strip down. I'm selling my Cross Check frame/fork, White Bros. BW.8 fork and my Supecaliber frame to get some tooling money without running up the credit cards.
Let me know if you know anyone interested. The frames are a 62cm and an XL.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I encourage you to come here for my (semi) daily posts on my slow going trials and tribulations of entering the ranks of a bicycle frame builder. I will probably add in some info on my family, bike riding (and maybe my quest to race again) and other boring day to day drudgery too.
All my life I've enjoyed riding and wrenching bikes, sometimes with varying success. And now I'm taking the next step and welding some tubes and designing frames.
I was lucky enough to attend United Bicycle Institute in February to get my feet wet and then I met a great guy name Wade who opened his shop and welding knowledge to me to help me get started.
In the next few days I'll learn how to post pics and become more efficient in figuring out how all this works. Hopefully it will start to look a bit spiffier.
Welcome to Steel Stew Cycleworks....