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Monday, May 24, 2010

a whirlwind week

wow things have been happening quickly heres a synopsis of the last few days.
Thursday it rained buckets. We added fenders and reinforced the frame to take out some of the flex. Our kettle finally showed up at about seven in the evening.

Friday we thought we would be able to finish the metal work, but there were a lot of details to nail down. Tim our host built an awesome sign for himself and we fired our first batch of kettle corn(with an improvised stirring paddle). Doesn't it look good?

Saturday we did it!the frame is complete and we are popping excellent corn. next to paint.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

In which we try a test ride


The build went great today. Eric worked out the headtube placement while Josh converted the bike to accept a three-piece crank. Got all the wheels on for an unpowered test ride. The maneuverability of this behemoth is surprisingly manageable. Watch out for the custom flourish on the frame chop, what's life without a little danger right? Our kettle arrives tomorrow so we will be finalizing the placement of the components and finishing up all of our welding. Thanks again to Tim, Jeremy and Autumn!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It Has Begun

Hi,

Josh n' Eric here. Today we began building, in the flesh, our ambitious dream to bring pedal powered kettle corn to Portland. We have noticed that this delicious salty sweet treat is sorely underrepresented in our glorious city. We have therefore taken it upon ourselves, in all our underemployed glory, to manifest the most magnificent pedal powered kettle corning contraption we could possibly assemble.

Starting May 27th (that's Last Thursday) we will be filling the summertime air with our irresistible aromas. Find us everywhere from splendid crawfish festivals to boozy nights downtown and street fairs galore. You can keep up with us on twitter if you find yourself needing a fix.

Here are some photos from our first two fantastical days of building The Pedal Kettle. Look, we even made a 3D model in Sketch Up. This thing is gonna be for reals. Tons of sweet and fluffy thanks to our shop host, Tim, creator of the PDXbot, and Autumn, the actual owner of the garage in NE where we are working. Hopefully we will be done in a week. We shall see.