19 March 2008 - 22:06Where did all This Stuff Come From?
In know where it came from, but it’s still amazing to see it all in one place. In a previous post’s comment, Racin’ Rick (or Negative Rick as I now call him) said it would come to this. At the moment, he is absolutely right, but this is just a temporary thing.
I brought over all the bikes with the help of Nat and his almighty Tundra. It took 2 trips. (I soooo want one!) Right now everything is stuffed into the shop while we get the retail floor (or “ska” floor, as I like to call it) up and running. It’s a good thing I have 30 hooks now! The rack stayed up overnight too, so it has been adequately field tested.
The wheel building station has been getting a lot of action lately too. I ‘m really glad to have it. Because it is in it’s own area, it is isolated from a majority of the chaos. I’m getting 2 sets of Royales a day out the door.
My slatwall showed up on the truck yesterday completely destroyed. A quick phone call ensured that another shipment was going to be headed my way immediately, but it still screws things up. The new counters are done, we’ll just need to jimmy them in to place tomorrow afternoon, and finish them. The slatwall will just have to be addressed later.
Another item showed up yesterday that many of us were waiting for. Big B’s RIP9 frame. Bruno rode the crap out of his RIP9 last year. It is now getting a full overhaul. Step 1 was to strip the frame down in it’s entirety, including the bearings and head badge. I sent it off to Spectrum Powder Works for some paint. The original frame was Hi Ho Silver, but the big boy’s sweat was so caustic, it made the clear ano run. Maybe lay off the canolis B?
Anyway, this sort of thing is not uncommon. I play guitar, and destroy strings and bridge saddles in a similar fashion. Especially when I am rocking extra hard. B rode this thing every day from May to October, so I’d say this amount of wear and tear is pretty normal. I mean, he turned a Rampage into a semi-slick. That’s some miles.