Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The waiting game...

Following the track of the Ever Elite, I know it made port in Oakland last Friday. Crossed under the Golden Gate Bridge just before noon. Now I'm waiting for a call from the freight forwarder who will deliver the frames on their final leg of the journey. I've got the south end of the shop cleared out in anticipation of storing 98 frames. Well, more like 90 because about 8 will be either shipped out or immediately built up. Stay tuned!

In the mean time, here is a video that has been making the rounds recently. It's a really cool video starring all-around good guy, frame builder Sean Walling from Soulcraft. If I didn't already have my own brand of frames, I would definitely have multiple Soulcraft bikes - road, cross, mountain... He's that good and his frames are pure, clean, simple...meant to be ridden. Beautiful tools.

While checking out the Soulcraft film, I also noticed the film maker, Michael Evans, had also produced a film about pizzaiola, Anthony Mangeiri. I met Anthony at Steve Potts' workshop several years ago and then not too long ago, got to work on his bike (it's the single speed with the light blue fork in that link) after he moved to the Bay Area from NYC. I haven't been to his pizzaria in the city, but hear it's fantastic with a long wait.

(What's playing: Johnny Cash Sixteen Tons)


TJC said...

That Mattson 2 soundtrack sounded like what would have happened if Dick Dale had met Dave Brubeck early on...and I mean that in a good way.

Looking forward to watching you work your magic in the coming days.

In the words of Hannibal Smith: "I love it when a plan comes together!"

TJC said...

Oh, by the way: The "Ever Elite"...is that a Peterson prototype? Waterford? BG?