Meanwhile, in the shop, a strange double ended stem is taking shape?
I know, I should take more photos of the process, but I get on a roll and I forget. They're starting to look more like real stems below. One is for my old friend Tom, he's been incredibly patient while I built him one stem that ended up having some pitting issues, and now while the replacement comes together. I figured since I'm already building one stem, why not do one for the show bike I'm planning for NAHBS 2010. (The rest of the bike is top secret!) ;-)
Above, finished with 80 grit. Below, all the small pinholes have been filled and they're finished to 380 grit. Ready for chrome! I also found a use for my SRAM Red crank bag, once the crank is on the bike, what the heck else do you use it for?!