We interupt this blog to bring you more frame building…and other stuff

March 22nd, 2012 by Don Walker

Yep, you read it here first. I am back in the shop and bikes are being made. I’ve gone over my schedule for the next 3 months and its jam packed with about 2 bikes per week.

Please be patient. This whole broken ankle/NAHBS thing has me about 5 weeks behind (my own) schedule.

My goal is to be backlog free by June 15th so I can get the team cross bikes rolling and back from paint so we can DOMINATE the Midwest Cross Scene.

Speaking of Cross in the Midwest, I can’t ever recall a time in my life when I looked forward, especially MONTHS ahead, to any cycling season. Why?  Because I have a great group of friends and teammates that comprise Don Walker Cycles Racing and they are all looking to kick some ass, that’s why!

In the meanwhile, here’s a pic of a bike I am making for my old friend Nate Shaw. I had just finished brazing the frame, so all the whiteish green lumpy stuff you see is the flux before it gets a bath in the soak tank. The soak tank is full of 155 degree water and it melts the flux off the frame. I suppose one of my upcoming blog posts should document a frame in process from start to finish, so you can see what I actually do. Anyhow, back to the point, this frame is before any finish work has taken place.

Now, if you look closely, you can see the Soak Tank in the lower right hand corner of the picture.

More pics of more bikes coming soon to this here blog.