Details on We The People’s 2011 C.R.E.A.M. frame have been out for some time, yet it still doesn’t take away from the innovative manufacturing employed on Andrew Jackson’s new signature frame. While investment cast (or lost wax casting) drop outs have been in BMX for awhile now, the use of investment casting for heat tube and seat stay lugs is uncharted territory.
Due to the casting process, WTP is able to create an extremely smooth, flowing head tube design that is much more visually striking than previous designs. In addition to the aesthetic qualities of casting, the use of stepped lugs to insert into the top and down tubes guarantee an extremely strong weld that will hold up to the abuse a BMX frame of this caliber is sure to endure.
In addition to the new C.R.E.A.M. frame, WTP has updated some of its completes for 2011, and most notably added an improved removable brake system on the Pro and Elite Series.
Check out the rest of the C.R.E.A.M.’s lugs and the WTP 2011 flip book after the break!
One unique advantage of using investment casting to create a head tube, is the ability to cast intricate details such as a built in head badge! Like most current BMX frames, the C.R.E.A.M. sports an internal head set.
Cast using the same process as the head tube, the seat tube/stay junction is an example of the precision offered by casting. Not only do the lugs increase the strength of the junction, but they also help to ensure precise frame alignment. On top of that, the fact that there is lest welding to be done around the seat tube, decreases the chance of burn through that would cause interference with seat posts.
No, the lugs aren’t just big chunks of metal. Both the seat tube and head tubes are optimized for strength and light weight, as illustrated by the wide open internals of the seat tube junction.
All of that casting, once combined with some butted, seamless 4130 tubing, produces the final product: C.R.E.A.M. In addition to the unique casting employed on the frame, it also features a full black ED, no-rust primer, WTP’s new improved replaceable brake hardware, a tapered down tube, and a CNC’d, heat treated Mid bottom bracket.
We will leave you with the 2011 We The People Flip Book below. Simply click on the image below to bring up full screen mode, and press Esc to exit out. Enjoy.