Ron’s Bike

Ron’s Bike

After a brief February thaw, winter has returned to Guelph. Monday was the family day holiday in Ontario so it was a shorter week here at True North. Hugh took the opportunity to engage in a three-hour road hockey marathon while i took a trip into Toronto to check out...
Powder Mania!

Powder Mania!

It has been a whirlwind of activity here trying to master the art of powder coating as well as building frames and taking orders.       The problem with contracting out the powder coating is that most of the existing businesses have only basic powder coating...
Stunning Fixy!

Stunning Fixy!

Andrew’s fixy is finally together. It is built with sleek oversize lugs and True Temper Platinum tubing. The yellow pinstriping on the lugs turned out really well. This frame has an EBB to take care of the chain tensioning duties. I am sure this bike will turn a...
Seeing Double!

Seeing Double!

  Brad’s 650B Mixte tandem. I think the pictures tell the story. This one was a little extra work. It is a bit of a hybrid of a current day touring tandem, 1950’s vintage race tandem, and a Mixte tandem. I don’t have a tandem specific frame building...
Ti Finishing 101

Ti Finishing 101

I use a number of methods to put the finish on a ti frame. First I use a bristle disc to texture the weld/joint area on Mark’s cross frame. A Scotchbrite belt on a Dynafile is perfect for putting the first layer of brushed marks on the frame. I usually hand...