Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Oscar Watsyn of Chicago was known for his 6 day bikes. This is a beautiful example of what he could do.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

This old bates with plate crown is loaded with mojo. There is serious atmospere between those plates. The background is most certainly British, no?

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Rivendell Crown. This would go great with the EX- Riv lugset now offered by Kirk Pacenti @ PCD. Maybe Kirk will save this one also giving the frame building world a twin plate crown.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Great fork crown on a Velox. Didn't Diacomp invent that headset 40 years later?

Monday, January 16, 2006

3 speed Humber with rod brakes. I love these crowns found on old British bikes. Thanks Marten.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Not a forkcrown, but it is bad ass. This is a modern recreation of a 20's-30's board racing motorcycle. The motorized version of our own track racing. I'll be back with fork crowns after the MLK holiday.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Jack Taylor and crown. The color and pinstriping give it away, right?

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

This uppadine Tandem must be from the 40's or 50's. Show your buddy riding the fancy carbon frame that internal headsets are old technology. The faux twin plate crown makes this a nice package.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

This Werks has everything a cool bike should. Lugs, great paint, head badge and twin plate crown are all there.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Automoto crown. More interesting than the twin plate crown is the fillet brazed lower head lug. I wonder what problem that was a solution for?

Thursday, January 05, 2006

This pic of a sieber track bike was borrowed from the frame builders list. The patient is on the operating table.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

From Annibale Osti comes this oh so sweet Traccia Bike with plate crown. Thanks Annibale

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Brian Baylis crown on a track bike. Typical Baylis paint and typical Baylis craftsmanship. This picture was taken at the North American Hand Made Bicycle Show in Houston TX. Brian mentioned to me this bike was used for a record attempt of some distance.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Either you love it or you don't. I don't but it is interesting.

Sunday, January 01, 2006

This Bill Hurlow is on display in Cycles De Oro bike shop in Greensboro NC. Davis Sand cast crown with Hurlow embellishments. This is the perfect crown to start the new year.