Monday, May 5, 2008

Painted, and Ready

Hoffmeyer's bike is all painted, stickered, reamed, chased, and faced. A dose of "JP Weigle Frame Saver" was added, and Hoffmeyer picked it up yesterday. This will be a geared road bike that should be stiff enough to handle short sprints, but smooth enough for some long miles that he has planned. Clearance around 23c tires, with room for 25's, this should be about as useful as this guy and his folding dump pouch bags. (but not as dorky)

Aside from the constant learning curve to make frames that are aligned, fit well, and do what they were intended to do, this frame will undergo the closest thing I will get to an engineering stress testing machine. Hoffmeyer's brute strength has snapped, stripped, and cracked more parts than most downhill racers I've known. And he also puts more regular miles in than I ever could. So as long as this frame is holding up, I'll never have a working proof of what these frames can handle.




As always, more pictures on my Flikr site.

6 comments:

Marc said...

The frame looks awesome! I've done 2 centuries and around 4 80+ rides on my frame and it is as comfortable as it is quick. Hoffmeyer is going to love his.

Nico Toscani said...

Both parties involved with the production of this frame should be quite pleased with the outcome. Congratulations, it is truly pleasing to look at.

FelletBrazing said...

Glad to hear that you're frame is working out so well Marc.

Thanks for the compliments guys.

Mason Storm said...

Started the build today, and it is looking good. I hope to have it done sometime later next week. I will email you the finished results.
Late,
Hoffmeyer

sandbox said...

Looks sweet!
You'll have to let me know how brownie's fork goes. I might be needing to get me a FB fork this winter.

Casey Ryback said...

It's easily the most baller-ass bike in my shop right now. (it's being stored there until the parts get in.) and it doesn't even have a saddle.

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