Sunday, February 28, 2010

DiNucci Cycles Wins Best Lugged Frame at NAHBS!

Fresh off the press here from our hotel room in Richmond-DiNucci Cycles wins Best Lugged Frame.....Killer!!

More news & photos when we get back to Oregon.......stay tuned.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Lugs for Specialized

Richard Sachs hosts an on-line lug reference library, where I found these images of lugs I designed for the last really nice Allez built by Specialized in the early 90's. This was a ground up design, which included a fork crown, dropouts and a bottom bracket shell (later copied by Cinelli) all developed around a very refined lightweight tube set that used a proprietary 30mm downtube and chainstay profile. The lugs, BB & tube set were resurrected to build the red bike for the Oregon Manifest, although on that bike, the lugs were highly modified, removing the direct fit sockets and filing them extensively.

Check out Richard's site for a historical look at the kind of choice we once had in lugs:


One image from the Oregon Bicycle Constructors Association show before I head off to pack for NAHBS. If you are in Richmond, please stop by the booth and say hello. The first handful of folks to make it by each day are in for a special treat.

By far, the nicest images of my bike were taken by Emir Ibrahimpasic, a Portland photographer with an aesthetic that fits perfectly with what I am trying to do in metal. You can see the full range of his work on Flickr, under the name 'Scurvey Knaves'.

Oregon Manifest Security

A lifetime follower of rules, I took the organizers seriously when they asked for a new approach to urban security...

Oregon Manifest - 6th Place

Not bad, considering how many rules I broke in delivering the kind of city bike the Manifest was looking for. On the other hand, I think a hand grenade is the ultimate theft deterrent.