BM2014: Friday at the bike shop
August 29, 2014 by jnyyz
The team is busy finishing up the bike in preparation for a Tuesday departure. They were busy rolling it back and forth in a parking lot for the first time, with gears and brakes installed. This was mainly to get a first feel of the bike handling, bike launching, and to check to see if things are rubbing.
Here is Todd in the bike.
Alex gets him rolling.
Maybe he’ll go faster with two pushers.
Calvin gets ready for a run. Standing in the background is Charles, the owner of Ultimate Workshop, who has been of enormous help to the team, in terms of providing the facility where a great deal of the machining was done.
There goes Calvin.
Then it’s back to the shop to tweak a few more things.
You can see that the top shell is one continuous piece, and the joint with the bottom is mostly out of the region where we expect laminar flow.
Here is an earlier picture of Cam working on the bottom half of the shell. At this point it looks like the team will be painting the bike during race week, as per their tradition.