Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Brakes !

I have been getting a lot of titanium frames in for upgrading to new disc brake mounts. This photo shows one stay that is already cleaned up and the other stay with part of the brake stud partially removed but not cleaned up yet. Lots of work !
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Lemon Meringue Pie

My son Daniel is perfecting the Lemon Meringue Pie, it,s great to build something you can eat!!!!
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Thursday, January 28, 2010


For a bike builder , especially working in titanium, there is a lot more to build than just the bike. This is the gas lens that I use to cover the welds with argon, the inert gas that protects the weld from any other gases that are present in our atmosphere. I dropped my torch the other day and broke my lens, ( I make them myself out of available parts) , and found myself making a few more today in the case of some future clumbsyness on my part. Shown in the photo is the finished one on the torch body, and a new one with a precision alignment tool to hold the machined parts I make inside the new body while the bonding material dries. OK, back to welding!
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Water Bottle Mounts

Just some miniture welds to check out.
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BB to Seat Tube Weld

Just some welding photos for fun!
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

New 29er!

Just mitered tubes right out of the ultrasonic cleaner ready for the fixture. There is a lot of work up to this point, more photos later.
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010


Sometimes I get inquiries from Europe and the e-mail response I give gets bounced back to me. So David Giro of Spain, if you see this , try another e-mail address, yours is not working. All the best, Steve.
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Saturday, January 02, 2010

Just Welded

This is what the frame looks like just after welding and before the glass bead blasting process. The glass bead blasting process not only produces a beautiful finish, but it breaks down the surface tension that happens from the welding process and improves the fatigue life of the frame.
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