2.15.2011

AUSTIN, TEXAS

North American Handmade Bike Show



12.08.2010

CROSS NATIONALS 2010

Damian on his Vulture

Cyclocross Nationals is back in Bend this week for year 2. It is damn cold and snowy here right now, and the racing will be really fun to watch. Also fun is "lenses and mud, torches and steel", a little one-frame-one-builder handmade bike show mashed up with PDXCROSS, amazing cross photography. check out www.bendlovesbikes.com for all of the BendOR bike love this weekend.


Thanks to Damian Schmitt in the photo for racing so fast and working so hard this year. Good luck at Nationals! 

PRODUCTION


five of one


blogs. people still do blogs? 


i watched a neat movie that turned me off from the internet for a few weeks. we live in public. yikes.


even though i haven't been blogging, it is totally possible to build bikes without blog posts. and i am glad to say that i have built more frames than i have followers. 


an interesting job came my way. five of one. now that is refreshing.

10.06.2010

SEE YOU IN PORTLAND

I'm getting ready to head out to P-town for the OREGON HANDMADE BICYCLE SHOW.

see ya there.  


Also I now have a new website so please check it out. www.vulturecycles.com. Thanks Tim!

9.06.2010

FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR DAY

A bike for Mike. I got my big Gorton mill from Mike. Mike gets a cross frame from me. Since he is a machinist I gave him a chunk of head tube stock so he could turn his own end collars. This is my first Blog from the shop. I have internet here so I can improve my updates, anyway here are some pictures.

 Fat 55 stuff getting started.

Mike's head tube and top tube.

Mike's BB cluster.


Seat stays are next and just wait, they are special...not bad for a Monday.

8.26.2010

I LOVE OREGON

I went to Mountain Bike Oregon in Oakridge and had tons of fun riding, hanging out with old friends and making some new ones. Oakridge is one reason I love Oregon. So you should go to the Fat 55 bike race there. www.fat55.com. Another reason I love Oregon is because of kayaking in Sparks Lake under a full moon.


Sam's cross bike is underway and it has quite a few "features". What does custom mean to you? To me it is more than fit, it is more than the frame or the bike as a whole. To me custom should be an experience.  I have a lot to work on in that department but like my welding and machining and designing I am working to make improvements in the office as well. Ugh though, all of the shop stuff is so much more natural for me.

8.12.2010

REPUBLIC OF DOOM

Looky what I got in the mail, Thanks to Nat and Steve. republic of doom.

Also I got SMOKED OUT on the internet at Velocipede Salon. Find out the story about bike frame builders in their own words. It's the place for quite a few great stories and ideas about bikes and the frame business.  
BOOM! That's for Jade.

8.04.2010

SHOUT OUT TO OREGON HANDMADE BIKE SHOW

I took this picture of my argon bottles for fun, I hope you enjoy it. The OHBS is in october so check it out, and if you build frames, sign up and show off your work. You don't have to be an Oregonian, its just where the show is. Cool venue, if you don't build frames come on up to P-town and check out the goods. Here is the link. oregonhandmadebicycleshow.com