It may be some time before I make myself another 29er so I dismantled, cleaned, wire-brushed, primed, and painted my 1st frame. Looking at my work along the way, I was surprised how far my welding has come in comparison to this first frame…and surprised I haven’t cracked it yet! It’s rough…but still going strong.
My first cross bike back in 1995 was a Merckx-orange Nobillette made in nearby Longmont, CO. I loved that bike. I also had a bright orange Ionic Johnny Rotten singlespeed with a sweet Fat Chance rigid fork on it for many years. I loved that bike even more. Only fits that I paint this frame orange. Plus it’s the start of hunting season here in the Rockies…! Stay safe out there!