måndag 1 februari 2016

Vardhalla INC. Weapons of Mass Production

Here’s Supertuppen and my buddy John's black ‘47.
I rode a Vard on this bike for +4 years now and when me and John decided to fabricate a complete Telescopic front end the first question was simple; do we need to upgrade any of the parts on it? - However the question was just as simple

Why? - Because the Vard front end rides and handles better than any other front end I’ve ever ridden (which might not say all that much since I never owned anything newer than 1957) but the original performance of these forks sure doesn’t need to be improved, at all. Check out the sand mold of the fork covers, to the right in the photo is 110 pounds of pure manganese bronze.

Hey did you hear about Vardhalla INC building brand new Telescopic Forks in Sweden?

...Man that's so 7 hours ago.

1700 degrees - party time!

Ok I'm back! Here are our brand new Vardhalla sliders, please note the weld - we concentrate on making the welds look authentic and just a bit gnarly, like the originals.

As a bonus here’s 2 photos of both the interior and exterior of the original Vard INC plant located on 2981 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena California.

And here’s a little weapon of mass production I did today to locate the first coordinate of the trees.

This is where the whole machining process starts – after locating the first coordinate we trace every hole in both trees from this exact mark, and we do it using a steel compass and calipers, not one single digital thing is involved...

CNC machining would take the fun out of the whole process so we fabricate every part manually by hand on 1940’s equipment.
The best part is; we're gonna show you how to do it yourself too...

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