Got a lot of work done these past few days, just have not posted it on the blog. Here is some, and there is more to tune in for in the next couple of days. Fork are important, and these were brazed beautifully. And, look at what we are doing for Jeff Frane's dropouts... A little polishing never hurt anything.... Tune in tomorrow, erik
We are moving our beloved Kill Bill and Bad Penny bikes.... we need to make room for more goodies like, Bridgeports and a small lathe.... so you may or may not know the scoop on this stuff, but I will give a general description : both are 55cm squared track bikes.60 mm of bb drop. 74 degree parallel angles , short chainstays. Look them up on the web, they are out there! These are the only bikes of their kind, true deep custom stuff. Serious replies only. erik
Erik will be busy all weekend doing this! We have a few frames to start, and a few others to wrap up and put on some finishing touches. Erik is pretty damn excited and so am I. More pictures to follow later today, and we will be updating specific builds.
Here are some more teasers on the black opps "race" bike. Not quite A cross frame, not quite a road frame and not quite a touring frame. The main triangle tubes are being cut right now and the seat stays and chain stays are scheduled to arrive early next week. This is going to be one sexy steed. Erik will be showing off some really nice deep custom design with this frame. The tube layout is HOT, I can't wait to see what he plans on doing with this.
I thought I'd take some time and introduce myself. My name is Bob Pavlica and you'll be seeing a lot of me from here on out. I will be handling the business-end of Peacock Groove. Erik is without a doubt one of the best frame builders that I have ever seen. He can weld like no ones business. Unfortunately, Erik is not so good with paperwork, tracking customer orders and dealing with all of the other things that come with running a small business. Erik has been juggling way too many things at a time and when you do that, things get lost and forgotten. Erik has been trying to do the jobs of three people all at once and he is burnt out.
Erik just wants to build your "deep custom" frames for you.
That's where I step in.
Several months ago I had a talk with Erik. I saw how his business was struggling and the toll it was taking on him. I consider Erik my closest and dearest friend, and I didn't like seeing him suffer so much to keep his dream alive. I told Erik I wanted to do something for him, I wanted to help. I told him that I couldn't give him money, all I could give him was time. He asked me what I wanted out of it, and I told him I did not want anything at all, I just wanted to be part of Peacock Groove. He was immediately skeptical and I did not blame him.
Now, a few months later, we are starting to get things in order. NAHBS is behind us and we can really focus on getting your frames done. Everyone's frames are in different stages of development and are being tracked appropriately. We asked Jeff Frane from Bike Jerks if he would be willing to help us debut the way things will be done from here on out and he agreed. So far its been working as planned. This is the way it will be done from here on. We want to see you on your Peacock Groove as soon as possible.
Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. You can email me at Bob dot Pavlica at Gmail dot com.