Monday, 19 November 2012

Lefty Wheel axle ->

Here is the Lefty wheel axle extracted from the wheel ready for anodising:

All the bits boxed and ready:

Headset ready for anodising:::

Here are the headset cups and spacers removed from the frame and polished ready for black anodising:

Monday, 12 November 2012

Lefty Wheel Axle for Standard forks

I wanted to use a spare set of Lefty wheels on a new bike with a standard fork. I have made this custom front axle that allows the Lefty wheel to be fitted to a standard fork with a standard 9mm skewer.

I will take a clearer picture when I remove the axle ready for anodising :)

New Headset Cups for custom frame

I have made some headset cups for a new frame. The bottom cup has been made to match the diameter of Syncros fork crown fitted. The Headset cups are fitted with standard IS-2 integrated heaset sealed bearings.

 The heaset cups and spacers have been fitted and used for a few weeks to check everything is working ok. The cups will be removed and sent for anodising soon. The Headset cups will be anodised black with the recessed grooves painted in red.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Klein adept at the cyclocross

 I rode the Klein Adept for the last two rounds of the London Cyclocross series. The gears on my regular Specialized cross bike had given up for the season. The Adept does seem to be very... adept. Franky brakes etc are also performing well.

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Friday, 27 January 2012

All black component set now complete.

The latest parts are now complete and assembled on to a re-sprayed 1994 Klein Adept Hybrid frame. The black parts calm down the shocking pink finish somewhat!

 I have found some black Clarks brake pads that match the finish of the brakes nicely:

The picture below shows the brake cable hanger, Klein MC1 shim and a top cap for the Thomson stem.

The next picture shows one of the quick release skewers: 

I will follow up with some pictures of the complete bike, I want to take a picture of it in use, rather than leant against the garage wall.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Black Anodising done.

 The parts are back from anodising and now being assembled. Nothing got lost and the shiney black finish is good. I also got the steel brake springs blacked to prevent corrosion.

  Pics of the parts assembled will follow....

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Parts logging :)

 As there are so many bits and pieces about to be sent for anodising, I have take a picture of all the bits to be sent then written the quantities on the printout. Hopefully nothing will go missing at the anodisers.....

Sunday, 8 January 2012

New bike project parts.

 The latest set of brakes are almost complete, they just need a polish up before being sent for black anodising. Here they are, just set up to check everything fits together nicely:

 Due to the unusual Klein MC1 fork steerer dimensions, fitting a standard stem and bars needs an adapter. In the piccy below there is the black anodised shim made to fit the MC1 size steerer. The brake cable hanger is also complete and topped of with a machined stem cap. All the silver bits will be black anodised.

 New brake cable adjusters are in place and ready for the anodisers.....
  The seatclamp bolt has a machined aluminium cap and nut.
 I have to make the gear cable ferrules, polish all the machined parts plus a seatpost and chainset. Hopefully the whole lot will be fully assembled in a week or two.