Coming soon…

Sometimes, one can get a little too comfortable with the status quo. In doing so, certain necessary things are neglected. One item that I’ve been neglect in arranging is my website. But that’s about to change. I registered the domain name long ago and only a few days ago signed up to have my website […]

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First ride…

I love building myself a new bike. I love it even more when the bike I’m building will soon be a bike that I can sell with my own name on it. This was the case recently when I built my new “cross” bike. It’s not exactly a cyclocross bike because it has two sets […]

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More’n one way to fix a flat….

A guy came in yesterday in a slight panic worried that he would have to take a taxi 40+ miles back to San Francisco. Seems he had a flat tire and didn’t have the special key that allowed him to remove his quick release. Guess they aren’t so “quick” of a release without the key. […]

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Wall o’ frames…

Finally found a place to get some display fixtures for frames – Rudy Rack in Wisconsin. Studs are supposed to be at 16″ on center. Every other stud should be at 32 inches. I spaced the fixtures at 32″, or so I thought. I still needed to hunt and peck with a nail in the […]

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Computer collection…

I’m getting quite the computer collection. A local resident brings by a cycle computer whenever she finds one one the road. How do these things pop off rider’s bikes? I’ve got three now. Not enough for a statistical test of what the most popular computer is, but enough to know which ones don’t stay on […]

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Visitors…

Visitors to the shop are nice. Paying visitors (customers) are even nicer ๐Ÿ˜‰ . But it’s always a pleasant surprise to have visitors of the caliber I’ve had recently. Bruce Gordon has stopped by a couple of times. His shop is over the hill in Petaluma. He’s stopped by on a couple of beautiful Sunday […]

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All you need to ride a bike is a bike…

It’s raining today (or at least it was an hour ago). I didn’t expect many folks to come into the shop today. Especially folks who were out riding. And I really didn’t expect the young lady who came into the shop with a hunk of glass in her front tire. She was riding with her […]

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Marin’s newest Niner dealer…

Niner has so many cool frames, it’s probably a bit difficult to decide which one someone would want. Probably best to just go by the color. Their main hardtail frames are made with either Reynolds 853 or Easton Scandium. That doesn’t make the decision any easier. 853 is, well, it’s steel – and light. Easton […]

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Prudhoe Bay to Tierra del Fuego…

Basically, Prudhoe Bay is at the top of North America and Tierra del Fuego is at the bottom of South America. If you consider North and South America a contiguous land mass, I think that is the longest distance across a land mass in the world. So why would you want to ride your bike […]

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Multiple personalities…

I’ve had to work hard to manage my multiple personalities. No, not my psychological condition, but a managerie of personalities brought on by operating a business solo. It’s hard. There’s no one to counter balance myself. But it’s also a challenge. I find myself as the owner, mechanic, buyer, accountant, marketer, and janitor. The janitor […]

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650B…

Why a new tire/wheel size? Well, for starters, the 650B size is anything but new. Second, if it were not for the Russian Army, all mountain bikes might, to this day, be equipped with 650B wheels and 26โ€ and 29โ€ might never have existed. Back in the infancy of mountain bikes, Tom Ritchey, Joe Breeze, […]

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2345…

When I started at Haro in October of 1993, I was given a list of bike shops in the central states (my territory) to call and was given the task of enlisting those dealers to become Haro dealers. As I am now in the process of calling potential vendors to line up possible suppliers, I […]

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