So sadly Leeds is no more, but Kent is nice. a bit damp though.
It’s been a busy month or so, dismantled the shed and shipped everything from north to south, picked up some new bits of kit - an Anvil frame jig i bought off Tom at Demon Frameworks, very happy chappy, cheers mate! And also a massive wealth of stuff off Simon Davey, who it would seem was one of the people keeping bike building in the UK alive when production work was going overseas. Got loads of old lugs and dropouts, a few nice old Columbus tube sets, even an old Max mtb set! and some tandem lugs if anyone feels like it.
Anyway, now everything is re assembled and ready to start again.
The last few days i’ve been getting on with Adams all singing all dancing tourer. This is the last bike to come out of Shed 6 Mk 1 and the first to come out of the new and improved MK 2!
I carved some seat stay caps while up in Leeds, but i wasn’t completely happy with them, so did them again…
I think Adam is going to choose some quite contrasting colours for the seat stays and the seat lug, so this will stand out really nicely. Should have it finished pretty soon.
I’ve got a top tube repair and modifications to do on an old bike, more on that later.
got round to painting and building up the first bike i made in the Shed, It looked really nice in raw steel, but the rust was creeping in so i’ve had it done in a sort of matte sky blue with some black and red bits and still with the polished stainless steel head tube badge.
Still getting used to trailer life, Ledge puss is having a wild time, The view is nice.