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Old 03-29-2013, 08:53 PM
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Back at NAHBS I introduced my new Tool Series bikes (modeled bikes custom sized and built).

Paved Mag is picking up what we're putting down- Ferrous Firday: Winter Bicycles Tool Series.

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Old 04-01-2013, 11:08 AM
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nice bike
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:49 PM
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Thanks! They are fun- I'm enjoying the project.
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:59 PM
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I've discussed my interest in building a few classicly piped bikes with my version of "Japanese" style lug work. To my eye that is crisp and minimal with a very intentional and gestural line to the treatment. Not so simple "simple", if you will.

I recently finished a bike I have called the 典雅 (Tenga) Track that shows this sort of treatment.



It's also reminiscent of the San Ume- the first I did with this specific weight to the reference.

In addition to the track bikes I am very interested in doing something similar in road and rando based platforms.

More photos can be seen in the Showcase and at my web site.
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Old 04-05-2013, 12:26 PM
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Track Bike

Wow, that bike and stem are amazingly beautiful !
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Old 04-05-2013, 02:27 PM
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that stem blows my mind.

Is there any way to make a threadless stem with a faceplate that comes off that sexy?
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Old 04-05-2013, 05:03 PM
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Thanks folks!

I think I make fairly elegant thread less stems. Do you use a wing bar? Most other shapes work just fine with a single bolt. Still, I have lots of ideas.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:41 PM
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Thanks folks!

I think I make fairly elegant thread less stems. Do you use a wing bar? Most other shapes work just fine with a single bolt. Still, I have lots of ideas.
I use a round bend carbon bar, with oversize 31.8 top - basically it is a consistent diameter from the clamp on through the hooks.

I think the conventional wisdom is that you can abrade and weaken carbon bars by "threading" them through a single bolt stem, at least I have never seen it done in a build. But I am listening if you think it is possible.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:58 PM
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Use the coin-between-the-clamp trick, as long as the stem's clamp can flex enough, and you don't need much. That way you can take your time.

P.S The Winter mon, is so appropriate for that stem.

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Old 04-05-2013, 10:09 PM
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So long as the stem isn't binding and being scored by the clamp, that sort of structural damage isn't an issue. Some light carbon bars are speced to work with a two bolt face- in those cases I default the bar mfg. 31.8 bars, in general, are far less likely to have any resistance at the clamp during set up then a 26.0 bar- the larger sized clamp simply negotiates the bends more easily.

Regardless, I think 31.8 and open face plates can be done well and cleanly. Working on one today in fact.

Thanks for the kind words- this bike has been a lot of fun. I can't wait to do similar takes!
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:40 PM
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Right before heading out to Bristol, Eugene based Trask Bedrotha came buy to shoot some photos. To my pleasant surprise, they turned into a cover feature in the Eugene Weekly and went to print the day I got back! They even got mention of the Tenga winning "Best Track" on the cover.

Here is a link to his flickr with the image set.

And a link to the Eugene Weekly article.



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Tenga update-

This bike now lives at Full City Cycles in London- if you are in the area stop in and check it out!

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I will be doing a radio chat tonight at 8pm (Pacific). I'll post up a link when it's archived, but you can also listen live at Over the Top Radio.

*Edit- here it is.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:12 PM
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Eric, fellow tarcker over here. Love seeing your work. Seriously it just keeps getting better. I'm absolutely enamored at your sense of style
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