Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Bike Prom - Our intermediate goal

This is our intermediate goal:

Please Visit - http://www.bikeprom.ca/

April 30th – May 2nd, 2010… Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

About The Bike Prom

The Victoria Bike Prom began in 2007, with the idea of having a party for the local cycling community hosted by Recyclistas Community Bike Shop. As word and enthusiasm spread, the event turned out to be an incredible gathering for bicycle-lovers from throughout the bike scenes of the Pacific Northwest. The following years saw the Prom expand into a weekend of festivities ranging from bike art shows to cyclists’ yoga classes to polo tournaments to group rides, which earned it the overarching title of the Bike Rider’s Ball.

For many, it is still the Prom itself that is the big draw: A chance to dress up fancy, and dance the night away with no need for any date beyond that two-wheeled love machine.

This year, the ante has been upped with a Prom location that holds 350 guests: We still hope to sell out, but not as quickly as in the past!

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to drop us a line at bikeprom@gmail.com!

Photo Diary - Work completed on March 24

Our teammates Renee (sick) and Hayden (queer conference) were away today... life happens! :) Although greatly needed and missed, John and Katrina trudged on to the best of their ability.Here you can see Renee's handy work from the previous day (friction-fit head tube posts). Katrina coped the head tube posts and Mig welded four tubes into place. Eventually, a couple cross bars will be mechanical fastened through the tubes, locking all three bikes together.
Oh, what craftsmanship! and beautiful hands of a hardworking machinist! John finished attaching a U-joint to steel tubing for the rear-axle assembly.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Photo Diary - Work completed on March 17

John began turning *square holes* on the lathe for our rear axle U-joint assembly.
*Sounds intrest 'n - dun' it! ;)
Hey! Richard, you're not in our group... but wanna join? All are welcome! :)
Richard is full of life and brings smiles and good energy wherever he goes. Always a much appreciated pal of the Mud Chaps gang.
Oh, sneaky, sneak Mr. Trent! I have four-eyes today and could see you coming a mile away.
Katrina made an aluminum bracket that will be Tig welded to the aluminum frame of the main bike. This bracket supports the cross bars that attach two kids bikes to either side
(last week's seat attachment bracket needed to be scrapped and redesigned for this essential reason).
Okay Hayden... what is this?
Oh... it attaches to the front forks.
(I need to ask you more about this... update coming soon! )

Renee turned two friction-fit head stocks for the small bikes on the lathe.
(Renee, I am sorry, I didn't get a photo of you for today. )