April 08, 2009

Pink and MID's update

Yes I know... its taken us for ever to get the Pink ready for production, but we prefer to take our time and do it right.

Our small 3 men operation can't stop the day to day production, so the Pink prototype and production JIG's need to be done at night, on weekend and pretty much when ever we have free time. After a summer with Clinton testing the proto with double flip, backflip tail whip and crazy big stuff, we have decided to upgrade the Pink from Spanish to MID BB and to add a few gussets for more lateral stiffness.

The MID bb are becoming the standard BB in the BMX scene. As they are stronger than spanish BB and the R12 bearing is one of the most common bearing in America which mean you can find those bad boyz pretty much in any hardware store at a very reasonable price compare to the Spanish size bearing that are custom made for the bike industries.
So...we also decided to use the MID's on our Molosse frames.
The MID BB we are using on the Molosse and on the PINK are CNC machined in America by our friend Aaron at Solid BMX. Solid are making some kick ass product and also supply parts for many BMX frame builder such as FBM BMX.

As you can see our MID BB is machined with a "rib" inside to allow some very thin outside wall to keep everything "solid" and light.LinkThe Pink BB shell and pivot is design with the same inside "rib".

The frame we are working on tonight is going to France for pro rider Christopher Hatton.
Its the first of the last 3 preproduction proto. Once those 3 are done, tested and our production jig's are good to go( as much as we love and cherish our Anvil jig...she is not design for full-suspension bike production..so we had to build our own jig for the Pink and Stella frames) the official production Le Pink frames will start to roll out the shop in limited quantity.

Stay tune for Christopher Hatton review of the Pink.



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