March 1, 2013

Sam + sick kid update

I am back on full-time dad duty today (yesterday did not go well, today our nanny’s little guy ended up in the ER) so no work is getting done.

But I can blog while the Bean stuffs his face with food. What a pig. I have taken to calling him Rygel.

This is Sam’s frame. Sam lives about a mile from us in SLC and he was looking for something that fit and handled a bit better than his old Vassago. So we sat down and came up with a semi-short chainstay bike with some curves (some functional, some just for fun) that should put a big grin on his face whenever our trails dry out.

Artsy Fence Pic

Here’s the geometry breakdown:

-29″ wheels, duh. 
-69.5 degree head tube angle, 66.3cm front center.
-74 degree seat tube angle, so he can run a setback post for a little extra give.
-30 cm/11.8″ BB height, on the low side for carving turns on the Bobsled.
-42cm chainstays (41.5cm effective), built for XX1 (ie no front derailleur). 
-For a tapered steerer 100mm Fox.
-Paragon sliders in case of need for SS use. 
-Frame weight is around 2100g, so 4.6#, give or take. 
Note that, assuming you don’t count the BB shell and the head tube, this frame has only _1_ straight tube on it. Whew. That’s a lot of bends. I’m gonna have huge arms from rolling tubes in my bender!

Not-Artsy Garage Door Pic