Parlez vous rollercam…

I don’t know exactly why that oh so influential magazine of the mountain bike so dissed rollercams in the late 80’s, but it seems that once MBA proclaimed they didn’t like the rollercam, manufacturers were afraid to spec it for fear that their bike would get a poor review. That was a prevailing fear among […]

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What’s in the stand today…

This sweet old Otis Guy was in for a triple conversion a while back. It’s here now to get a wee bit taller stem. The problem getting taller stems for these old bikes is that there ain’t a lot of options, especially when the parameters are: 1″ quill and it’s got to be the same […]

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Project #2 – part 1…

Project #2 involves building myself a new fixed gear bike. I’ve decided to retire the ole Bridgestone RB-1 from fixed gear duty and built it back up into it’s previous and original build with a mix of Mavic, Campagnolo, Shimano…stuff that works well in it’s own right. So, project #2 will be a fixed gear […]

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This is a test…

This is just a test. If it had been an actual emergency, what the heck would you be doing here? Seriously, working on getting things compiled for my website and wanted to see if this google map image embedded here. Thanks for your paitence and back to your regularly scheduled programming. View Larger Map Hey, […]

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Spam…

I don’t think too much about Spam. Don’t eat it, don’t like it in my inbox, might like it fried and on a piece of toast. Within the past two days, Spam has been thrust into my life in the form of a post that no longer exists on mtbr and in Dave Moulton’s blog […]

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Winter projects…

Okay, January started off slow. But hey, I’m 100% ahead of where I was last January ;-). I figure January is time for personal projects. I’ve got a few bikes that are in need of work and a couple of frames that are in need of building up. So, here’s Project #1. I built this […]

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Fender fun…

This neat old Land Shark was in recently for fenders. Originally, it was just going to get the strap-on fenders front and rear because there was no clearance under the brake calipers for any type of fender. The owner is a hard-core commuter. The strap-on fenders are pretty inadequate if you are riding in any […]

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I love phone calls like this…

I just got a call from Patrick Cruz (he sounded a little like Apu, though). He asked me if I accepted credit cards. I said I did. He then went on to say that my business has been approved for $250,000! I immediately thanked him, said I can’t wait to get the money and then […]

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That was easy…

Some things might seem difficult at first, but in the end are really pretty easy to do. Take my sign for instance. How does a retail establishment get a sign up in the first place? Easy, pick up the phone and call another business who’s specialty is sign making. Give them the design or parameters […]

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A little titanium visual treat…

Recently, it seemed like it was ti times. I had an early Merlin road bike and an early 90s Merlin mountain bike in for some work and a Steve Potts frame in for a complete build up. The Merlin road bike initially came in during a ride for a disturbing “clunk” in the front end […]

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