Never let it be said that the Oregon builders don’t know a good joint when they see it! More than 20 years after Jim Merz & I pioneered bonded titanium/carbon frames at Specialized, Bruce has decided to roll his own. Despite first apprenticing in Oakland under Albert, Bruce is one of the original Oregon builders and I’m glad to see that after all these years we are still sticking together!
Here is a picture of Jim, Bruce (hidden) & me going on a ride in the 70’s (when the 3 of us comprised the entire Oregon framebuilding population-now 10 times that size!) and 2 more of Bruce and me puzzling the same design problem in the 80’s and today.
If you are in San Diego April 9 -11, stop on by the San Diego Custom Bicycle Show, where Bruce and I will be discussing the finer points of handmade bicycles, Bruce’s fez collection and Bruce will host a special ‘after hours’ roll-your-own demonstration.