Dexter’s Single Speed 29er-Black in Black

Another single speed frame was finalized.  Dexter chose to build his frame with Reynolds 853 air-hardening steel tubing and Paragon rockers adjustable dropouts.  The geometry of the bike is suspension corrected.   It will have Fox, 100mm travel, tapered steerer fork.

The frame was powder coated in black matte color by Coast2Coast.  Dexter wanted to have black color frame with black decals.  I was a little skeptical of his choice, but in the end it came out really cool, stealthy looking frame.

Here are few pictures of the frame and a happy customer.  Thanks for checking in!

P.S.

New project, road frame, is in the works for Gran Fondo New Jersey 107 miles race.  Stay tuned!

Vlad

 

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)

VFDI am running my step-pulley J-Head Bridgeport mill using variable frequency drive (VFD).  Basically, VFD converts one-phase power into three-phase required for Bridgeport mill.  It connects directly to the Bridgeport motor bypassing the Bridgeport reversing switch.  I went with WEG CFW-10 VFD model that has potentiometer allowing me to adjust the speed of the motor very quickly.  So far I’m happy with my choice, however, I haven’t used it long enough to recommend this particuar brand.  The set up of the drive is pretty straight forward.  The link above provides good information on how to choose the drive as well as has links to you-tube videos, which explain the drive set up, programing and speed control.  Good luck with VFD selection!

Happy Trails!

– Vlad