Man, it's been a while. But I've finally got Eddie's 650b hardtail and suspension corrected segmented fork done, painted, reamed, faced, chased, frame saved, stickered, and delivered. Definitely a learning experience, this frame and fork turned out pretty well. New things that I've learned include S-bend seat stays, chain stay and down tube (or really anywhere) gussets, and working with super tight clearances. All in all, a success!
Eddie went with me to the painter to choose a color, and we both discovered that he does metal flake paint! So on went a two coat "emerald green" that looks unassuming inside or on a cloudy day, but out comes the sun and BAM! She lights up like Oz's Emerald City. I've got some pictures, and even one with a high powered flash to simulate being outside. But really nothing does it justice like seeing it in person on a good day.
Now on to the next project. A commuter styled cyclocross inspired road bike of versatility and awesomeness for Matt. Just a couple more details to iron out, and then building begins! So untill I've got some build shots to tease you with, here are some of Eddie's bike. (more on my flickr site)
(With the flash to try to simulate the sun hitting the flakes... trust me, it looks way better in person)