Class today began immediately with more tower practice, and seeing as I dreamt about brazing all night my new towers were much improved over yesterday. I still have a long ways to go, but we were only going to be practicing for one hour before moving on to the next assignment.
|So many tubes! Some pre cut, some aero, all awesome.|
|Starting to file and measure. Lots of steps had to be taken to make sure the miter is correct and the BB stay level.|
|Much harder than it looks, but rewarding when you get it just right!|
|I also had to ask about the kevlar wheels, and I was told that they were excellent, but the cartridge bearings were a pain!|
But that wasn't all - the World Championships were coming up, and Mr. Yamaguchi had to beat that bike. On the flight back from Spain after the Olympics, a new bike was designed...and then built from scratch and painted in seven days before being tested for the championships. It turns out it was a good design, beating the Lotus, getting the gold medal, and allowing Yamaguchi frames to fly the World Champion stripes!!
After enthralling us with tales of track cycling olympic days, we went back to towers until the class ended. Mine got a little better!
|They're strength tested by hitting them with a hammer. If they fall, they fail!|
|Thanks for keeping my gear cozy, Chrome!!|