Matt and I built this frame together, tag-team style.
Matt & Katie visited from Tucson a few weeks back… just before they made their plans to get married public. (yay!!) It was a fun weekend of relaxation and tinkering in the shop. Katie took the opportunity to catch up on some reading… that week I’d guess she was probably 2 or 3 books behind her normal library-consuming pace.
Cielo chills too…
It was a lot of fun; explaining the intricacies by doing. Matt’s got a good set of opposable thumbs, so he was a good partner in the shop. (Dave remains the best four-legged shop partner)
Like eating brownie batter…
We finished the frame fab one week, then I welded it (after hours of course) the next week. When Matt & Katie were in town for a second visit we built it up, raw out of heat treat, for a quick ride in May Valley before sending it off to powdercoat.
To help Matt resist the temptation of bringing the bike home and keeping it raw (not Sireny), I stickered it with a lovely color palate of pinks and pastel greens. 🙂
After long last, the frame is finally back from powdercoat, in a green that seems to play tricks with a digital camera’s pixels. It’s quite lovely. Combined with burnt red decals with a black trim it really pops.
Matt will be riding his green Trauco this weekend, hopefully along with me, at the Tour of the White Mountains in Show Low, Arizona.