Wednesday, March 31, 2010

projects projects projects

Well, spring break is half over now and the break has turned to work. Spring work!

My newest project which is top secret but I can say that Cane Creek is helping me out and making sure it is done right. These flashy new carbon 50mm wheels from Cane Creek showed up and one of those crazy AER headsets( the lightest headset on the market, the box is as heavy as the headset).

Thanks goes to the boys down at Cane Creek for helping get the ball rolling and believin' in the wackey project.

We repoed my super rad Ritchey bike bag also to do the check on Thrasher's bike to make sure we are packing and looking safe. I like the folding design and the extra room it has around the outside.

Bries bike has been getting some fame in the last few days with the sprocket brake on it, its kinda a bummer being in culinary school so much we don't get to ride everyday like we use to.

The shop has some new tools for some new big jobs. I just got crazy little Miller Maxstar Tig welder to do all kinds of misc jobs. Its one of the nicest welders I have used as far as welding steel and Titanium. Its like drawing a line with the sharpest pencil in the class. The welder is so crazy because it has the lowest settings on the market going all the way to 1 amp. About all welders starting amps are about 5 so welding things like something the thickness of a razor blade is not possible because it is to high and will burn up the blade, but this machine does 1 amp so you can get the most fine welds on something the size of a pin.  The other new tool is the Cold saw fresh out of the crate and as new as they come. The saw will cut any kind of material and do it perfect every time. I also needed one of those Milwaukee power shears which after using I am hooked for life on that tool, its quite and smooth. One thing you never get when cutting sheet metal.

The big job of the week is for a friend Jim who is starting a new bicycle shop in Santa Barbra. The project is to do over 70 bicycle racks that are 100% modular, the project is over half done and I will keep you updated on the progress tomorrow when I have most of them done.

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