Saturday, 28 June 2008


Here is some pics of an Olmo for sale in the shop. $200 Firm.         The Olmo is now spoken for.

SLX01 due soon..

The new SLX01 will be in store in a couple of weeks. 52cm only first up and a steady supply of all sizes from late july.

Thursday, 19 June 2008

New SLX Racemaster from BMC

We were given the update on the 2009 model SLX01 from BMC last week. I love the new design mostly. We did a frame a few years back with the same sort of bonding technique and it was a big success. Using the test rig in the last post we tore the aluminium out of the seat tube before the carbon let go. Not so sure on the cable routing in the downtube. This set-up is prone to cables rattling away like crazy. 

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

New bench

Got my new building bench at home. This was once used for doing fatigue testing, the control module is in the background and one of the loadcell's attached to a pneumatic ram cam be seen. Not sure what is first off the rank, will see what tubing turns up. A big bundle of Columbus should be showing up at the end of the week. I still have some ideas in carbon I want to try out so maybe a mix of steel/carbon could be on the cards.