Took me forever to get around to documenting this little bike bit. Months and months ago, Bryan of Royal H Cycles walked out of his shop, and over to my office (about 10ft). He placed the following items on my desk: a rusty old seat stay plug, a sticky note with some specs, and a drawing in pencil.
A month or so later, we had some of these dudes made in stainless and 4130. Turning a sketch into a 2d/3d model and eventually a tangible part is a process that I have become more adept at over the years (both from my own sketches and others’), but there was something crazy about the pencil drawing that Bryan handed me. It took me a few tries, but I finally got it where I liked it. Bryan has put these on a few bikes at this point, and they look pretty sharp.
First photograph is by Jonathan Henig, it appeared in a post on Bryan’s Blog.
The stainless caps first appeared on a bike for the people over at Lovely Bicycle.