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New Digs!

July 14th, 2010 Hugh

I must apologize for the lack of updates.   The last 3 or so months have been a whirlwind of activity.   The new shop is now set-up and functional.  I have also managed to keep up with the build schedule despite the movement of equipment from one  shop to the other.   Luckily the two shops were only 100 feet apart.  There is a new phone number ( 519 827 9429 ) which will be local for Guelph callers.  The new address is Unit 3A, 79 Regal Rd.  The old number still works. ( 519 585 0600 )  If you call you will probably get the answering machine.  I can’t get to the phone when I am working in the back.  Also 2 out 3 calls are now solicitors or companies trying to improve my credit card rates ( which I don’t accept ).  Please leave a message or email me.

Here are some of the bikes that have rolled out of here over the last couple of months.

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Please email if you need any info on these bikes.  There are also galleries on my flickr site.

Powder Coating Blues!

April 8th, 2010 Hugh

The spring rush has hit hard and early here.  There are a record number of bikes on order right now and building was running smoothly.  Of course that had to come to a grinding halt with a visit from the local safety authorities.  The powder coating oven that I built is not “safe” to use.  It did work very well but it needs to be built according to Canada’s electric safety standards.  I have sent the oven out for rework and it should be back in a couple of weeks ready for action.  I am comfortable paying for the upgrades.  When I initially started powder coating I wasn’t 100% convinced that I could recreate the amazing liquid paint jobs that the old painter was capable of laying down.   After doing somewhere around  500 powder paint jobs in the last 1.5 years I couldn’t be happier with the results.

There is a quite a line up of frames here waiting for powder coating. I have been concentrating on building as many ti frames as I can.

Here are a few a shots of Jan’s new rather large  ti road bike.  Jan has put many miles on a steel frame I built him 6 or 7 years ago. It was time for an upgrade!

 

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I also built a few mtb frames last week.  Pictured is a very small  hardtail frame built for 26 inch wheels.

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The other frame is Matt’s new True Temper Platinum EBB single speed frame.  Matt had his tubes bi-ovalized.  Looks really cool!  The white funk on the frames is silver brazing flux.  The flux will be dissolved in a warm water bath.

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True North Cycles in the Guelph Mercury

August 13th, 2008 Hugh

Check out the Guelph Mercury today! Here is a link to the online version of the article.

2008 Bike Show Wrap-Up

March 13th, 2008 Hugh

Despite the massive snow storm, we had a great show this year. Attendance was good, given the awful weather. We had a lot of interest at the booth – my throat is still recovering from talking myself out. Here are some pictures of the booth and the bike we put together for the show.

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