New tubes, originally uploaded by Xvelo Designs.
This is more exciting to me than getting a fresh load of steel pipes. Everyone and their pet monkey is a custom steel builder, it takes real freaks and geeks to make a vehicular conveyance out of some grass and carbon fibers.
These overgrown lawn pieces come to me from South Carolina where it apparently grows like Kentucky blue grass. All the tubes are straight and the price was fantastic, the pile in this picture should build 3-5 frames depending on waste and cost about as much as a mid-level True Temper kit. The carbon and finishing bits will cost more, I’m going to shoot for more of a refined look such as a Calfee rather than some of the hemp fiber stuff you can find elsewhere. Not that I’m dissing it, just I would like the thing to look nice and have measurable strength.
4 thoughts on “New tubes”
Its Boo straight from Cakalacki! Well I guess you gotta build me one since its from my home area. Thinking my next freeride frame. 5 inch fork and some wooden rims?
Sweet Goat, I was planning on building a few of the matching Off-Road recumbent fixed trikes, I’ll get your name on one! Right after Lubes get’s the bamboo DH/Hucking bike 😉
I’ll have pics as the days go on but it may be a while depending on when the boy makes his appearance into the world.
“… it takes real freaks and geeks to make a vehicular conveyance out of some grass and carbon fibers…”
Correct you are, sir!
that’s what I’m talking about!