After chatting with Oli from DMO frameworks at Bespoked in April, I made some changes to my tube bender. Basically milling the slot deeper to try and reduce the amount the tube flattens. The initial test looks better so i’ll give it a further test and then look to recreate it in aluminium
After a bit of a late night she rolls. Just in time to go to a design show tonight to test some GoodShot ‘precovery’ drink. Just got to keep it clean all day! Fingers crossed for a dry day.
A few more detailed close ups of the frames powder coat.
The red frame was basically just cleaned. No filing fillets. It was a bit of an experiement to see how good (or otherwise) it would look so I was pretty pleased with the results.
The chaps at Armourtex turned these round nice and quickly. I went for just a plane coat of powder. No flashy lacquers or sparkle. Firstly that was to see what it looked like but also as these two are going to get some abuse in the testing process.
Well after much faffing I finally got these two down to the powder coaters (at Armourtex in Hackney).
It made a pretty cautious trip as the frame was wider the bars so filtering was an act of faith – remember the frames, remember the frames………
And then the most difficult bit – which colour to choose?
Most important tool in the workshop primed and ready for action.
As soon as that’s finished, i’ll move on to finishing frame number one to get it ready for the powder coaters:-)
Well it’s nearly finished. Off to the powder coaters next week.
Mountain bike frame for my son. Curvy chain and seat stays. Some nice Ritchey dropouts. It will be disk only and it’s pretty small. New attachment for the jig to hold the chain stays parallel which seemed to help.