Monday, December 6, 2010

Fender Factory

I love factories - all kinds. Just seeing how and where things are made, even items as simple as no-tech bicycle accessories enthralls me.

Some pix from a fender factory that I visited this afternoon in Taichung, Taiwan.
the small shop
rolled steel
rolled steel on the feeder
fender roller, making a motorcycle fender
artsy roller
stacks of unpainted Electra Amsterdam fenders
cruiser fenders
oily concrete floor
fender dimple donut
stainless steel for fender stays
a fender stay gets its loop added
rack of fender stays

1 comment:

Doubledrumlin said...

Factory tours can be fun. If you really want to see something, have them take you to a forging factory like Liow Ko. THAT is impressive. Oh, and loud.

On the other end of the spectrum, go to a tire factory. Especially the room where they make tubes.

Glad you're having fun!