Thursday, November 24, 2011

Sorry Mr. Turkey...Pink Cheetah for Thanksgiving?

Dave's bike took another step toward completion as I finished up the last of the paint on his frame today.

His daughter picked the paint scheme for his new endurance race rig...Pink Cheetah.  I struggled for a bit trying to come up with a visual method that did not look too cartooney, but seriously, how realistic can you make a pink on pink spotted bike look?

I settled on on light pink base, airbrushed hair in a darker shade, then dark pink and black ringed spots to give it some visual definition.

Parts are floating in...gonna be built with Pink anno King headset, bb, and hubs, Ti bar, stem and seat post, Ceramic coated Hot Rods, and a Carbon/Ti WTB saddle.  Gonna be HOT!

On Martin's Ti bike horizon, I've successfully ruined another set of Ti dropouts after hours of manual machining.  I'm putting up the white flag and am gonna draw them up in Solidworks and throw the igs files to my CNC guy.  I like to do as much as I can myself, but alas, it pays to have the right tool for the job.  Anyone got a CNC Vertical Mill laying around they want to get rid of cheap?




AaronL said...

Rody, I have a HURCO KM3-P CNC knee mill fully tooled with two Kurt vises and a Hardinge 5c indexer desperately seeking a home. I'm in New Jersey, but if you think it would be a good fit we can definitely work something out! Feel free to email me!! -I'd love to see my mill get back into the bike biz.

D Ling said...

That bike is sweet! Love the pink paint. My wife thinks my pink SS is "gay", as she puts it.

Happy Holidays!

Zac said...

define cheap. HGR industrial surplus in Cleveland has a bunch of CNC equipment between $3000-15000