Journal: Virtue That Bores

October 26, 2012

in Journal Notes

Friday location:  Seven     ||     7:55 am – 10:25 pm

  • Product Development:  Made a bit of progress on Seven Cycles suspension bike project today.  Small but important step.  We might actually have a rideable prototype in the very near future – for me that’s within the next two decades.
  • Ride Event:  The Ride Studio Cafe Fall Five competition began today.  It’s off to a great start. A few Stage One images here.  Stage Two starts tomorrow – details here.  It’s been a lot of work for Patria and me.  Well worth it though; great feedback.  Great group of participants.  Learning a lot.  Working till sleep overtakes.
  • Facebook Post:  For Seven Cycles in reference to the above photo:  “Tools of the trade.  Here are some of Seven’s the well-worn welding fixtures, waiting for the next frame.  One of our simplest tools, the diagonal cutters, is for our weld wire.  Snipping the end of the wire after every single weld-bead ensures the cleanest, purest, strongest weld possible.  This equates to about 100 spinets during any frame welding procedure.  Small unseen details can make a big difference.”
  • Question:  When is framebuilding not really frame building?  Is using a CNC machine frame building?  Is laying up carbon by hand frame building?  What do people mean when they use the term framebuilder?  I know a lot of builders that wouldn’t consider working in carbon to be framebuilding.  More on this later.  Definition.

Post title:  “I prefer an interesting vice to a virtue that bores.”  –  Moliere, 1622-1673

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