Saturday, July 20, 2013

Time to get busy...

Time to get busy.  It's not like I'm already not busy.  Just time to put it into overdrive.  The Falconer made cross frame arrived the same day as the decals.  One from San Francisco, one from North Carolina and they show up on the same day.  I couldn't be more pleased with either.  I'm super happy with the color of the frames.  The orange is just right for a cross bike.  The decals are the same design as on the Taiwanese frames, but made for applying over the powder coat.  Time to get busy prepping the frames for building and then getting most of them built with a few going out as framesets. 

It's also time to get busy and order more of the Taiwanese made monster cross frames.  The last 53cm cross frame left the shop today.  I'm also out of the 62cm and 50cm sizes as well.  It's no problem if you ride a 56, 59, or 65 though.  The challenge is what colors to order.  I'm considering a couple colors, but there are some folks who have asked about a different color.  I don't think I can offer four colors, but maybe I can get a couple of one-off colors done if folks pre-order in full.  Something to think about and the color would need to be something I've already done in the past:  root beer, orange, gray, or the light blue from the coming road frame run.

Time to get busy.  Really busy.

Wrap it up
Made in San Francisco - monster cross frames soon going to new homes.

US Made Cross Frame

US Made Cross Frame

US Made Cross Frame

US Made Cross Frame
Orange color difference between the international orange on the US made frames and the orange on the Taiwanese frames.  Not an exact true color representation in the photo, but gives you an idea.

(What's playing:  Glen Campbell Witchita Lineman)

10 comments:

laffeaux said...

Looking forward to seeing one of these built up and seeing a fork mounted.

Jason said...

Do you have a page on the site with the details for the MUSA frameset?

bubba said...

Great news, Mike. It's like George Peppard: "I love it when a plan comes together". Will you sell decalsets to those of us that might want to do a powdercoat someday?

bubba said...

Great news, Mike. It's like George Peppard: "I love it when a plan comes together". Will you sell decalsets to those of us that might want to do a powdercoat someday?

blackmountaincycles said...

Bubba: Yes.

Jason: Working on it now.

flamingbike.com said...

Stoked to hear a frame order is in the works. How long is the lead up time? Root beer sounds great.

blackmountaincycles said...

Lead time is 90 - 120 days. Just got the ball rolling yesterday, so I'll have more info in the coming weeks.

Anonymous said...

Mike -- do you expect that these USA frames will become a fixture? In other words, if someone were to save their nickels for a year, is it likely that these will be available again? thanks, Dan

blackmountaincycles said...

Yes, the US frames are planned to be a constant. The next run will likely be ready within about 6 months.

Mr.650b said...

Nice work Mike!