Monday, January 25, 2010

Pictures from the shop

It's time to get down to business. The new (to us) frame jig is in the shop and looking for action. Sorry gals, this one's taken. This frame jig has quite a predigree - made by Wade Beauchamp of Vulture Cycles, passed on to a (then) budding frame builder named Steve Garro (of Coconino Cycles fame), and most recently used to build the first frames for Bryce Wright (of Wright Cycles here in Flagstaff). So it's well seasoned and we're hoping there's some magic we can tap into.

Jason's first "real" frame braze - bottom bracket / seat tube junction

Here's the first frame set up in the jig. Front triangle post brazing.

Jason working on chain stays

On another note - 55" of snow last week! Are you kidding me! May be more skiing than torching in the next few weeks...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Product Testing

Saturday marked the introduction of an Otis Cycles creation to the dirt. And what a better place than the singletrack heaven of Sedona. Jason rocked the new handlebars and finished without requiring an emergency trip to the dentist. I think we'll call that a success! Can't imagine anything more punishing on handlebars than a rigid SS ride in Sedona.

We did discover that these bars will not prevent exercise-induced vomitting, however. Steve! Hold his hair back!