Monday, April 27, 2009

FOCUS: Corvid Carbon Prototype

Monday morning spy shots of another Indy Fab full carbon prototype that we have dubbed "Corvid". All EDGE/IF carbon fiber tubing and lugs. Hopefully it will be ready for a photo shoot on Friday to be in our ad in the next issue of Rouleur...


Headtube in the jig...


BB30 lug and insert...


Corvid proto all mitered up on the production jig..


This is a dry fit.


The frame will be taken apart and cleaned and then we will set it up on the bonding jig.


Curing in the bonding frame jig..


If there anything you would like us to FOCUS on, let us know in the comments below...

4 comments:

Andy said...

what's the derivation of the name 'Corvid'?

are they TI dropouts?

what size approx is that example?

questions...questions....

It looks fantastico anyhows...

Indy Fab said...

Jamie Medeiros, the project leader on this has a nickname: "The Brown Bird". The fact being that the bike is black and not brown, our initial thought was "Blackbird", but there were too many military connotations, so we went with the scientific classification of birds in the Corvidae family, containing some of the smartest birds (which happen to be mostly black) such as: ravens, crows and magpies.

See Corvids: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Corvids

The dropouts are two piece welded 6Al/4Va titanium bonded and screwed.

The size is: ST is 52cm TT is 55.5cm.

Craig Ryan said...

Very cool! Thanks for the process photos. Must be some birders working there, which is also Very cool!

hoon said...

sick. what's the plan for decals with clear coat or no clear coat? approximate weight?