Some Holiday Cheer For You All - We Have Product!
Progress is happening, we have received parts and they are everything we hoped! Despite the wait, we are not disappointed, as I hope you all will be happy with what we have come out with.
This batch of parts is nearly ready to come together to make a final product: the Auxiliary Handles are 90% complete with shaping, heat treatment and brake pressing the pins into the handles. All that's left is a nice roll in our special blend of blasting media to create that smooth yet grippy matte finish we love so much.
The Cyclist Card Portion has come out all to spec. and they are stunning looking. A small caveat is that the front of the tire pry was not radiused; an oversight by the machinist. Luckily this is easily remedied and they are being fixed as we speak.
Here's the plan moving forward -- I have already dropped off Auxiliary Handles to be finished (media blasted) in anticipation for touched up Cards. I myself am on vacation until the 2nd of January. When I arrive back, the first thing i'm going to do is pick up the fully completed cards, take them to heat treatment which usually takes 2-3 days depending on the work load, and from there finishing & laser etching! For all those who have ordered a ceramic coated or special flag editions, there will be a 2-3 week extension on completion for those in particular. I will do my best to get those expedited.
So without further ado, here is the Cyclist Cards! Shiny!
Auxiliary Handles Here
Look closely here (below). You can see the front edge of the tire pry is not rounded as it should be like the back. We don't want scratched rims! These will be touched up then moved to heat treatment.
They looked scratched up now, but wait until you see them media blasted!
And just because i'm so ecstatic to finally have parts in hand, I did this collage in a fit of joy.
Over all very happy with how they came out. They are all well within spec and the pins fit nicely within the ports on the card. Tools are broached for extra assuredness of accuracy, and the edges are very well defined without being too sharp for really great edge retention. They feel wonderful, I can't wait for you all to let me know what you think and give me your input be it constructive criticism or praise.
Again let me give my heartfelt regret as to the delays, and lack of consistent updates. We hit a patch of no-progress during production, and I didn't want to repeat myself over again with no new information. But here we are, we're ready and moving upwards and onwards!
Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you again!
See you all soon with another update