OS Bikes…

Recently, I visited with Mark Slate of WTB fame. His passion for bikes extends beyond tires and seats. As a side project, he created OS Bikes and a very clean, sweet single-speed 29″ wheel mountain bike. As many 29er fans know, Mark is one of the few reasons why the 29″ wheel bicycle exists today. […]

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Retail rule #7…

In the book of retail, it is said that thou shalt have a sign announcing your shop or else… I’ve been open for four months without a sign. I’ve thought about getting it done, but something would always come up and delay the process. Initially, I had someone who was going to paint it for […]

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What’s in the stand today…

This old Ritchey came in for some work. It didn’t really need anything at first glance, but the owner wanted to ditch the newish brake pads and I suggested replacing the straddle cables with something more vintage looking if he was going for maintaining the vintage look. I installed a set of original Shimano canti […]

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Colder’n a witches…

Let’s just not project that image. I’m from Southern California. For the past many years, I wore shorts year-round. Rarely wore a jacket. The toughest decision about riding my bike during the winter months was if I wanted to wear a long sleeve jersey or short sleeve with arm warmers. Now, I’m 500 miles north, […]

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Sometimes bigger is not better…

Especially when it comes to trying to truing up a 29″ wheel with tire in a Park TS-2. It just don’t work. With the tire, the wheel is too big for the truing caliper arms to get even remotely close to the rim. Oh sure, I could buy the handy extension arms Park conveniently now […]

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Time flies…

It’s amazing how fast time goes by as you get older. I remember being a kid and thinking Christmas will never get here. I’m reminded that this feeling is still in existence today as my son is expressing the same sentiment. As you get older, you wonder, how the heck did it get to be […]

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650B Conversion…

I’ve got a 650B mountain bike (geared or single-speed) on the drawing board. After building a set of wheels with Kirk Pacenti’s Neo-Moto tires and Velocity Blunt rims (laced with DT 14/15 spokes to an old rebuilt King hub), I had a thought “Hmmm, wonder if these will fit in that old ti frame with […]

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