another homemade "Capricorn" for your gallery.
went for all out comfort and utility with this frame. The tubing
is fillet-brazed, double-butted True-Temper Verus cro-moly so it's
light and can spring off from a stoplight. Otherwise the swept back
grocery-getters and the three-pound saddle all but invite you to
just cruise and watch the birds in the trees.
rack's made with 4130 aircraft tubing and carries 15-20 pounds pretty
easily. The rack's deck is made with oak, which looks good and keeps
the load from getting sprayed by the tire. People who've picked-up
the rack alone have commented on how light it is. I barely notice
it while riding if it's empty.
frame's "oregano" powder-coat was done here in town by Corey at
Dero, a company that makes bicycle-parking racks. He does nice work.
bits and pieces: 42/16 gears, Dura-Ace rear hub, Araya rims, Brooks
B72 saddle, cheapo crank and BB, Ritchey Headset and Bontrager (Albatross
wanna-be) h-bars, Bontrager Triple-Case 25 tires (highly flat resistant!).
just moved to Minneapolis and started to save up for a proper fame
fixture. Hopefully by this summer I'll be able to sell some frames.