Archive for December, 2010

Head Badge

December 19th, 2010 Comments off

The guys at MetalSupermarkets in Burnaby are patient and extremely helpful. I showed up with a partial shopping list and a vague description about what I’m trying to accomplish. They helped me find everything I needed (browsing the racks was very useful). So now I’ve got all the steel, and have started on tube mitres, seat mounts and the bottom bracket clamp.

I’m done with the graphics too – here’s the head tube badge:

Finish Lines

December 5th, 2010 Comments off

I don’t have time for steel shopping for a couple of weeks, and with all the deconstruction done I’m at a bit of an impasse. I want my finished bike to look at least as good as a commercial model so I’ve been thinking about the finish. Ferrari yellow is nicely ironic (and high-visibility) for the main frame, with the rest classic black.

This is for each side of the suspension arm:

‘GP’ stands for ‘geezer powered’ (based on an allusion a friend made to recumbent bikes in general). That ‘design works’ is my own long-held assertion. ‘Flow’ is apropos of nothing.

For the main boom this is the unoriginal work in progress:

I’m still thinking about the head tube badge. To get the designs onto the bike I’ll print them on decal sheets and apply them before the clear-coat.