Last night, I hit up Dick Blick and dropped $50 on drafting supplies for the framebuilding fun. I already have a drafting table, so that’s a big plus. I just need to track down a roll of newsprint to work with. I found one on their site, so I’ll call around today and see if any of the local shops has one in-stock. I need to get the new 29’er design laid-out.
After the lugged commuter frame is done tomorrow, I’ve got three bikes for other people and one for myself, all of which are in-queue. I have parts for them in-hand or on their way to me. The personal bike fills a hole in my fleet (track bike), which is an aspect of the sport I’ve always wanted to pursue. I’ve got more spinning out there in the realm of possibility, including a couple of lugged road frames, but I’m thinking about stuff for myself these days. I’d like to build new frames to replace my existing Salsas, and do it soon. I’ve already got the tubeset I need to replace the Las Cruces, and I’m toying with the idea of building a bike out of Columbus Max to replace the Campeón frame. In both cases, I’ll just move the parts over from the existing bikes to do the build kit.
So yeah, that’s where it’s at. I’ll probably have another update on Saturday, after the commuter is finished.