Mike from HFC took a couple of nice pics of our parts I have to share.
This is a picture of our Audax brake adapter fitted to Mike’s custom Kyoso frame. It’s CNC machined from a billet Grade 7 Titanium block and then hand finished. This adapter allows use of short reach brakes or long reach brakes on the same frame. It could also be used for conversion on older framesets that were designed primarily for long reach brakes. I will probably add a vertical tapped hole for providing mounting support for fender as well. A versatile little piece!
Our ‘X-Wing’ Titanium bidon cages. They really look great on the Ti bikes. Water cut from Grade 3 Titanium and then hand welded and matte finished. These are prototype cages and I’m going to take suggestions on how to improve them.
And of course a picture of the man, himself, and the bike!
The weather has been a bit chilly lately so I took some time to update the site a bit. I add a ‘Shop’ Section so I can put up some various bits and pieces for sale as well. Our Titanium projects are moving along and if anyone wants a custom Ti frameset, then just let me know! Currently we have 3 primary frame types to build from:
1) The ‘Toge’ – which is my original concept fixed gear / SS. This is based on classic track geometry but slightly relaxed for the serious road fixie rider. It also has useful accessories like water bottle bosses and S&S Couplers for quick bail-outs onto a train.
2) The ‘Kyoso’ – which is an all-purpose road bike based on some of the early Tri bikes I built back in the late 80′s. Yes, it seems dated, but those designs were very functional and nice riding. Aggressive seatpost position (74-75 degrees), short, beefy chainstays and generally a low and long position makes it a great cross over bike for Triathlete training and fast touring. It’s custom, of course, so the final spec is up to you – but this is one very nice, ride-fast-all-day bike. Also available with S&S Couplers.
3) The ‘HENRO’ which is our new project. This will be the ultimate pilgrim’s bike. Whether you are riding across town or on a 3mo sojourn , the HENRO is the perfect bike. More upright and comfortable position combined with internal gear hub (Alfine, SRAM or Rohloff) and a belt drive gives this bike a very clean, ‘ride forever’ approach. Combined with S&S Couplers, custom Ti rack and disc brakes puts this bike into a touring class of its own. Sorry no pictures yet ! But if you’re looking for the bike to go round the world in 800 days or the 88 temples of Shikoku, then this is it!