A quicky update to let you in on the last few days...
Thursday was spent finishing up the Black Luv Hanldles and sending them out. I pushed a little extra and finished up some of the early August payments, so some of you should be getting your bars a bit early...boo ya!
Friday was a give back day. I receive lots of emails and phone calls from folks who want to get into the frame biz and would like to be an apprentice, shop rat, or just come in for a little teaching time. As much as I would like to accommodate everyone, I just do not have the time to teach as well as keep my nose to the grind stone...but every now and then I try to show a little love and give back to the profession that brings me so much joy.
So Friday I had Larry in the shop and we spent the day working on construction techniques, specifically tig welding. We touched on such items as cleaning methods and process, tungsten choice, control settings, torch angle, filler position and technique for varying joints, and finally let him loose on a custom handlebar that would challenge all the tips he had learned that day. We worked well later than he had planned...thanks to his wife for being patient in his return home ;)
Hopefully, Larry will document some of his thoughts for all to share on Frameforum soon.
Moving on, Dave sent me a pic of his custom Ti luvs all mounted up...ride report forthcoming. If you are interested in Ti Luvs, they are now a standard item. Check in with me for availablility/ordering.
Over the weekend, it was shop duties to take care of...specifically, painting the exterior. Some recent graffitie and a weathered exterior were calling for attention, so Kalten and I got out the scrapers and brushes. Should finish up today.