Doh!…

Right after I built up that ti Potts, snapped the photos, and posted it, I packed the whole thing up in a box, careful not to leave out the pedals, quick releases, seat/seat post, as UPS was to pick it up in a couple of hours – bound for New Hampshire. After I got it […]

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What’s in the stand…

It doesn’t get any better than this. A fully custom Steve Potts titanium frame, 29″ wheels, and Type II fork. Well, maybe if it had WTB rollercams, it might be better, but only marginally. Got this built up for a customer of Steve’s who will be enjoying it in a few days on his vacation […]

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MBHOF…

That’s the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and they’ve just announced their inductees for 2008. There are a few names that make you go “huh?” and a name that should have been inducted long ago. So, what’s the process for being inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame? Anyone can nominate someone involved in […]

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Needed a day like that…

I had a day recently when it seemed as if everyone through the door had money they wanted to spend in the shop. Made for a day that went by really fast. It also made me feel pretty darn good. Days like that are always short lived, however, as when you pay your quarterly sales […]

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Augustyn! Augustyn!…

Like Pete Rose sliding head first into third, John-Lee Augustyn exited the road off the descent of the Cime de la Bonette and slid head first down its slopes, the highest paved road in Europe at 9,193 feet. He had spectacularly crested the summit first and was flying down the long descent to the finish […]

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When 29″ isn’t 29″…

It was reported yesterday on velonews.com that Katie Compton was the first elite racer to win a national mountain bike title on a bike with 29″ wheels. The next photo then described her wheels as 1.8″ cyclocross tires. Even in the accompanying story, they couldn’t be consistent in their description saying her bike “had brand-new […]

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Fixed, finally…

I posted a photo quite a few months ago of a new wheel build that was for a new project. I’ve been riding that bike a lot. It’s quite fun riding a fixed gear road bike. And that’s what it is, a fixed gear road bike, not a fixie. It’s a prototype frame that I […]

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Cables and wires, wires and cables…

I almost skipped over this bit in cyclingnews.com, but read on because of an interesting looking thumbnail photo. As I clicked through the photos in the gallery, I came across this shot of the head tube area on a CSC Cervelo bike. Okay, let me understand, the gist of this story is about the aero […]

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That was easy…

I sold a trunk mounted car rack today. Right after opening, a couple of ladies came into the shop and asked if I sold “bike racks.” After a few qualifying questions, I quickly ascertained that they were after an apparatus for their car with which to transport two bicycles. I sold them the one I […]

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“Am I all hat and no cattle?”

Sometimes it takes the words of a 13-year old to put what it is about a bicycle that I love. Henri Boulanger, son of Gary and Jean wrote this. Ride on, Henri! Holy cow was today busy! Had what was supposed to be a simple Dura Ace triple install finalize on a Somec cross frame. […]

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What’s new in the shop…

I’ve know Chris Watson for over a decade. Chris knows bikes. And he also knows bottle cages and seat bags. The company he co-founded, Arundel, made one of the first (the first?) carbon fiber water bottle cage. I’ve had one on my bike for many years and a bottle has never been ejected – even […]

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Attention to detail…

I am a stickler for detail on a bike. Bikes have to look “right.” And for a road bike, that means that looking right starts with the bar tape. I finally got around to reading the newest issue of VeloNews this morning and within the first bunch of pages saw two ads where the poor […]

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