Back from the USA!!

Well after having the best time seeing friends and family in the states, its time to get stuck back into the workshop. I just sent three bikes off to paint on monday and they are the first bikes to be painted up with the new Bonavia decals as opposed to my previous frames that were badged as Arkay-velo. The three bikes were for my friends Digger and Risa and the other bike is a new road bike for me. I will post some before paint photo’s. and then some more when I get the bikes back from paint.

Risa is a VERY patient lady. I am very proud of this bike and am looking forward to seeing it when it gets back from the paint shop.

Risa's 650c Road bike with sachs lugs and stainless dropouts.
Risa\’s 650c Road bike with sachs lugs and stainless dropouts.
Sachs's Rene singer lugs with Gilles Berthoud stainless mudgards!
Sachs\’s Rene singer lugs with Gilles Berthoud stainless mudgards!

Diggers Track bike!! Last year when I moved the workshop into the ground floor of Bonavia HQ. Digger brought round his wonderful wood working tools and we built my new workshop. Just as he worked for me that day and just as one good turn deserves another I worked for digger on this track bike. This bike is gonna be soooooo sexy when it gets back.

Long shen lugs custom drilled and Kalivinka track ends.
Long shen lugs custom drilled and Kalivinka track ends.
Long Shen track crown + Campag Shamal, works for me!
Long Shen track crown + Campag Shamal, works for me!
The Bridge is a homage to a beautiful Roberts track bike my friend Marco used to have. That bike had a cool cutout on the underside of the seat stay bridge that let the tyre sit in a little tighter. So where ever you are Marco I miss you!