Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Braze-ons first

I try to do as many braze-ons as possible before the frame goes together. It's a minor detail, but I think the heating and cooling associated with adding them after the frame is complete could lead to stresses being built into the frame. Or maybe that's just an excuse for how my techniques have evolved.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Headed for the hills

This bike is destined for the hill country in New Hampshire. Brian wanted a no-nonsense road bike that could handle long, hilly rides and nasty winters. More coming tomorrow.

PegoRichie tubing and Z treated lugs.

Tubing mitered.

Prepping the brass tube for the internal rear brake routing.

Brass tube snaked through the top tube.

And brazed.

The complete album is here. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Smoked Out

Cycling forums come in many shapes and sizes, each with a different purpose, mission statement, and/or viewership. The Velocipede Salon has been in existence now for almost a couple of years. It's my go-to for intelligent cycling chat. Richard Sachs and Josh Simonds have created a new sub-forum called "Smoked Out", where "Framebuilders tell their stories in the first person and hold a conversation with Vsalonistas". The Smoked Out forum is getting quite a bit of online attention. Bicyling's Bill Strickland and The Washing Machine Post have each written a piece about new forum and both found it an enjoyable read.

I was lucky enough to be the builder to kick things off. The thread has been a lot of fun and the questions have ranged from tough to lighthearted. Check it out and I encourage you to participate!

Zanconato Custom Cycles gets Smoked Out

Have a great day!

Off to paint...

This was a really fun bike to build. Honjo fenders are the absolute best. This bike has room for some bigger tires and 36 mm fenders, but it's designed to be a road bike first and foremost. Thank you, David!

What's old is new again

Hi folks,
Well, I never could get the hang of the new blog format and software. It's pretty to look at, but it's a pain to post images to. This will be the blog of choice and I will be adding new photos here all along the way.