It snuck up on me. After brazing some water bottle bosses to the underside of the down tube, I put down the torch and thought about the next step in the process of building Carrie’s new touring bike, but there was no next step. Am I done? I went through my mental checklist and saw tick marks in every box. Well how about that! My fifth frameset finished in ten years. That’s how you spell p-r-o-d-u-c-t-i-v-i-t-e-e.
But I wasn’t content to just build a frameset. Carrie’s bike deserved more. It needed some custom accessories to take it from ho hum to hidee ho. So I made a rear brake cable hanger from a spoke and brake cable stop and started on a small front rack. If the front rack works I may even attempt to make a complementary low rider rack. Then the bike and accessories will get a powdercoat and be ready for the big leagues.