The future of the Carboner

Final Project Report Continued: Why and What next? Reflection on the semester. Compare your original project intent to what you ended up with. How did the public react? What did…

Lugged Carbon Frame: What and How

Blog: Final Project Report: What and How. Overall description and photos, then details of what you have made: CAD drawings, fabrication description, costs vs budget, etc.   The frame is…

Lugged Bike Frame Update

Finally in the project’s end game. There is a very good chance this will be done on time. The last of adhesive testing is done. My blend of epoxies is…

Bike Frame Update

Completion finally feels like it is within reach. All the steel has been cut, excluding two saw cuts that will be fit a special way after the triangle comes together.…

Bike Frame Influences

Originally, I was aiming for a highly angular design with bright colors and brush fonts, similar to the 80s “High Tech” aesthetic. http://gizmodo.com/nothing-is-better-than-these-80s-internet-depictions-of-1674498312 I’ve moved over to a more conservative…

Aesthetics Game

The Aesthetics Game before break, Matt Sturm and I got “Spaghetti Western” and “Baby Crib. To the left, we have the baby tombstone with the mobile. The head of the…

Project Update: Lugged Carbon Frame

Practical Aspects A lot has changed. I learned a lot very quickly, and could no longer justify strict adherence to my original plan. It would be chasing the wrong goals.…

PDR: Lugged Carbon Bike

What even is it? For my project, I’m building a bicycle frame. I’m trying to use a technology that was the cream of the crop during the late 80s and…

Project Inspiration: Lugged Carbon Bike

I’ve always loved these bikes: http://i.imgur.com/R2VrM6H.jpg They’re a natural evolution from the lugged steel frames of the 60s-80s. Among bike enthusiasts, this is¬†often recognized as a very 90s thing. The…

What is great in life?

I’m ultimately trying to become the most well rounded person I can be. With understanding the world around me, and creating things to add to it being my primary intellectual…

Albert’s skills.

Crafting: Brazing Polishing Carbon fiber. Nailing things together. Solvent selections Computer graphics Mechanical (Mechanical design masters in progress): Bike mechanics CAD 3D printing Basic machining. Reverse engineering Electrical (Electrical engineering…

Old School Stool

The stool, made from a bike rear triangle. [1]While looking at bike stuff on the internet, I came across these stools. I have some scrap frames and junker bikes, so…

Pine Can

  I made this pine cone out of aluminum cans. It started as an attempt to make a radially symmetrical candle holder. The cans are decapitated, cut 8 ways at…

Cruiser Bikes!

After the successful commercialization of the automobile, bicycles became recreational vehicles. These were expensive¬†and occupied a comparable market to the modern road bike. During the depression, demand for an inexpensive…