Part of my job training consisted of metalurgy and part of that covered hardening techniques. This sparked an interest in knife making. Since framebuilding takes up to much time I never got around to making my own knife. Last month I made some time.
Hardening at 1070 degrees C.
Hot Hot Hot!!
After oil quenching
Micro hardeness measurements after hardening and after annealing
Last week Paul Sneeboer of BlueOn Bike and photographer Anna Galema visited our workshop to make promo pictures for the Frame Challenge. Anna did an amazing job. Here are some of the pictures:
For more pictures of le Cadre and the other Dutch builders entered in teh Fraem Challenge have a look at BlueOn bike’s Flickr collection.
I will keep pictures coming to this blog as I go.
Some stuff I have for sale. Bigger pictures on my flickr. Contact me if you are interested.
Shimano 105 hubs, Remerx aero rims, incl. QRs and Schwalbe rubbers. 110 Euro + shipping.
A piece of MTB history. A set of NOS Matrix Mt. Titan rims. SOLD!?
A new set of Mavix XM719 (32 holes) rims. Sold!!
One NOS Mavic X517 Lemon rim. 36 holes. 30 Euro + shipping.
New set of Mavic XC717 rims. 36 holes.
At this moment there is a lot going on in the workshop. My new bike is nearly done. Spraying the last layers of clearcoat on it right now and still need to modify the rollercam brakes. All the parts are here, so I can’t wait to get this bike assembled and start riding it. I have been staying off my other bikes because I now really want to ride this one.
Also we are getting closer to the kickoff of de Dutch framebuilders Buildoff, otherwise known as: Dutch Frame Challenge. This framebuilders fest is organized by Blueon bike. A Dutch business specializing in some amazing products. Be sure to check them out. Reynolds tubing is sponsoring. The idea is to give 10 builders, all Dutch, a tubeset at this years Bikemotion show and then follow them over a year as they ‘frantically’ struggle to be the best they can be. At next year’s Bikemotion the work will be judge by a jury of well educated people and the public to determine the best Dutch Framebuilder. I can’t wait to get my sticky fingers on a free tubeset and get cracking. Offcourse I will post pictures on these pages.