A bunch of new neck rests were made, embroidered, covered and shipped. They including some new fonts and a neat piece of art for Dr Duk. What's so neat is that the embroidered duck matches Terry's tattoo perfectly.
We even embroidered the duck on a Dr Duk tee shirt so it looks like we may be starting a whole line of Dr Duk apparel. I can just see it - leggings, sandals, hats with bills...maybe even the DA hairstyle will return.
Just before mailing out the neck rests I realized I had both mounting options and three of the four possible models right in front of me. The fourth model is pictured below without its cover.
I can make both the ROLL and the CURVE with round brackets, so either can fit on a horizontal tube. And with brackets fitting bars from 1/2" to 1 1/4" diameter tubing there really are loads of options for mounting the neck rests.
The next step is an entire kit - neck rest, stem, L tube and shim. I just picked up 1" 6061 aluminum tube for the mounting tube so I've got everything ready to go. Next...fillet and weld the aluminum tube and the kits are ready to go.
Until now I've done just about everything by hand. What's especially exciting is that next week I'm talking with some local fabricators about making all the base and mounting hardware in aluminum...boy will this make my life simpler.
So what are the customers saying?
"Steve, Neck-rest received, installed and test-ridden today on a 26 mile ride. Your design is like night and day compared with Catrike's stock component - well done. The check is in the mail." Yoyospin.
"Received my new custom tee shirt and curved neckrest with the above mentioned covers today. They are truly a work of art. Can not wait to attach the new neckrest on my Speed. Thanks again Steve and my best to Cara." Dr Duk.