July 29, 2011

Quick pic for Steve, and have a great weekend, y’all

Steve’s gigantic (>25″ toptube, 21″ seat tube, that’s big…Steve is one of the only people I know who actually runs a saddle significantly higher than me – and that includes lots of my 6’6″ tall friends!) 4″ travel 29er, shown here complete, but without the shock or fiddly bits bolted on. Notably, I did NOT use my kinked seat tube design on this frame, because Steve needed *longer* chainstays than stock, rather than my usual super-short ones, so there was no need to do any funny manipulation.

Should be a fun bike for New Mexico, assuming the forests ever open back up.

Have a great weekend, y’all! Oh, and for everyone with a frame at the powdercoater, I’ll be picking them up (and hopefully shipping them out) on Monday. We have been fighting some flux removal problems with the new stripping/blasting guy up there, so I am implementing a more aggo flux-removal process here to try to stop all these bikes from having to be re-shot. Hopefully it will help!