Dang. Been a while since the last post. Too much going on. Thought a frame update would be an ideal way to start a Saturday. New road frames arrived this past Tuesday. Colors are orange and light blue. I always dig the orange color, but the new light blue is pretty smoking hot. It turned out great. And thanks to six folks out there, I am lighter on light blue by 6 frames. There are still plenty of all sizes, though. On previous production runs of frames, I ordered fewer of the "new" color which was one of the reasons the new color sold out quickly. However, this time, I ordered more of the light blue and fewer orange. Price is unchanged for the past three years at $595 + shipping. I may have to bump up the shipping, though since that has been going up. But for now, shipping is unchanged as well: $25, $30, $35, $40 to Pacific, Central, Mountain, Eastern time zones.
As of yesterday, I am out of stock of the champagne color road frames. The last 62cm champagne frame was snapped up and will soon be seen patrolling the avenues along the front range in Colorado.
On the cross frame side, there are a couple of 56cm orange and a handful of 59cm orange available. I also have two each of the 65cm orange and gray frames. All other sizes are sold out. Initially, I had an estimated arrival date of end of November for the new cross frames in green and gray. However, the frame maker in Taiwan is pushing that back citing they want more time to address the increased quality I am asking for. I'm okay with that. It looks like the new arrival date will be soon after the first of the year. There are quite a few pre-ordered frames and deposits. So far, with one exception, everyone wants to keep their spot for a frame. I understand about the extra time and having deposits out during the holiday season so I offered to refund any deposits to buyers.
If you are looking at one of the new green frames and you are a 59cm size, I would highly recommend getting a deposit down on one as there are only 2 available. All others have been spoken for.
There are also a couple of 56cm and one 62cm USA made cross framesets available. Those are $1500 + shipping.
Okay, that's about it. Now go ride your bike. But first, here's a couple shots of the new light blue frame.
(What's playing: Neko Case Mood To Burn Bridges)