It’s been a while since I have posted any new bikes and projects but here it goes!
Since I got back from training I have been working hard to prefect my technique and process for both bicycle frame building and coffee roasting. I have since made 3 bikes this month and a coffee pour over stand for my shop. With the exception of FVK all the projects are now hand mitered. I prefer this now ( even though it takes longer) since it allows me slow down a bit and really get my miters fitting tightly. I also made the pour over stand with hand miters.
If you haven’t heard I am roasting my own coffee now and will be offering my coffee for sale soon. I have completed about 13 small roasts of offerings from Sweet Maria’s.
I though I drank too much coffee when I was with SBUX, but now it’s obscene!
I’ll post when my coffees are ready and I will be selling here on this site as well.
This is my wife’s frame I made with Dave Bohm. It’s a fillet brazed road frame with Sachs dropouts. It’s simple and clean with a custom sleeve for the top tube/ seat post. The seat stays are a curved wraparound top eye.
This is a project bike I made for a guy in Texas that really really tall. He’s 6’8”. As you can see the bike is huge. So big that the dimensions almost did not fit my jig. This frame is also a fillet brazed with tabbed dropouts. I put my wife’s bike next to Wichita Falls for comparison.
This next bike is a single speed fillet brazed bike with hooded dropouts. I wanted to change up the look a bit and decided on stretching the seat stays and make a unique stay bridge. Since the dropouts are horizontal, I should be able to fit a cross tire on although I haven’t tried it.
This is F.V.K built up
Lastly I made a coffee pour over stand using tubing. It took me all day yesterday to get it together but it came out nicely. I made this in anticipation for opening the cafe. This stand can hold 4 pour overs at a time. I used my Alex Meade fixturing set to make this on my surface plate. The hardest part making this was the legs. I want an element that employed the bike angles.