I had sent one of the teams bikes out to Rohloff for use at Sea Otter (Fed Ex screwed up and arrived two days late..ughh) and have been so busy I've not thought much more about it.
It's Saturday morning and I suddenly realize that John does not have a bike to race on Sunday now that the bike is in Cali...uh oh!
The race is a biggy as it is the first race of 6 in the Groovy Cycleworks series and an Ohio Mountain Bike Championship points race to boot. Suddenly, my task at hand turns to building John a new frame/fork/bar in less than 24 hours.
So John got what I had at hand...
I had some rims for 650b's and a rigid fork that is suspension corrected that just needed finishing, some bits and bobs from Zach, and a whole lot of magic fairy dust :)
The front triangle all welded up in the fixture
and then by the magic of the blog, the frame is done in fabrication and we are off to paint! John didn't want anything too crazy and quite honestly, I did not have a lot of time to work with as I have to be off to the Fire Department at 0600, so we used his colors and I threw in a bit of flair; it is one of my bikes after all ;)
I'll let y'all know how the John and the bike did at the race,