Museum of Art and Design Exhibition

A few days ago, I received an email from someone at the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) here in NY. They have asked me, in conjunction with this show, to put on an exhibition/demonstration of wheel building and bike building.

Now, I am no exotic frame builder (yet), so I am a little nervous and in awe of the company I have been asked to stand near.

(above, the work of Sacha White)

My nights will be July 22, 29 and August 5, 12 from 5-9.  Thursdyas are the nights the Museum is free and open to the public.

So, I am thinking of 2 routes..demonstrate how to build up a vintage frame or get a nice painted Mission Valencia and do a more modern bike.

I am also thinking I have to get a little more academic in my approach to wheel building.  Currently, I have mashed together the methods of 4 masters (Sheldon Brown, Gerd Schraener, Jobst Brandt and Roger Musson) in developing my technique.

I wonder if this exhibit will start me down the path of frame building. I never thought I'd build my own wheels, and here I am demonstrating how to build them. Similarly, I never envision building my own frames...but, things may change very shortly.

I will keep this post updated as I get prepared over the summer.
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