Tuesday, August 6, 2013
LEAD CYCLISTS AND BIKES
I have been playing around with casting my own lead
cycle racers on and off for the last year or so.
With a bit of promoting from my mate Lee, who also wants
to have a go at a bit of casting, I have got back into this
very interesting little side project.
In the photo above you can see the first cast I made
for the rider, the image below is the first prototype.
Now I am in the process of casting a set of bikes.
I didn't want to just copy the old 1950's French castings,
I decided to add a little more detail. also as we are
going to spin cast them, and make six at a time,
I thought they should all be a bit different.
This us the first one I have worked on, it has
added water bottle, thinned and detailed chain,derailleur,
drilled hubs, head badge,saddle(not finished),brake blocks
and the handle bars have been given the
"South of France" bend.