Morning of day seven. Middlebury, Vermont. Just before I load it up.
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Something I ate. I’m that person that will try any pb&j snack. Firstly for the calories, second for the snap.
Southbound. 240 miles in 30 hours.
Burlington to Poughkeepsie. Tent camped in Granville, NY.
Prismaticpowders.com swatches. Left to right. Moss Metallic, Misty Black, Sable Too, City Lights.
I did the shaping. Darren did the welding of course.
A Sunday of sewing. Finished the outer on both. The rest should go ok. Need to decide what add on I want on one side of each. Also made my little hip bag again to give to a friend who wanted one in trade.
I did the cutting and bending. Darren did the welding. Photos by Joa.
Looking to make a rear rack. Here is today’s design idea.
Also some Paragon Machine Works rack lugs. $8.95 each, 4 needed.
So happy to see this nearing completion. I know I’m going to love it. Next up is the fork. Also talking about custom rear rack.
I stopped in. My frame is back in the jig after a total shop move to a new building. No new welds since last time it was in the jig. Fingers crossed this week.
No longer gonna use the Paragon dropouts, instead these were designed for my bike by the welder and laser cut in New York from ¼” steel. With these the stays will not need to be slotted, which is cutting into the tube. Also this looks a lot like the dropouts on many other BMW bikes.
This is the tool I used to make my front rack. Think I’m going to seek out one of these for myself so I can try to make a rear rack.