Ham on dirt…

It’s no secret that I’m fascinated by Charlie Cunningham’s work. His bikes might not be pretty if your idea of a pretty bike is a lugged steel bike with a stunning paint job. However, his bikes were designed to be ridden. Beauty is in the ride of the beholder. In that sense, his bikes are […]

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Ham on road…

I like ham. I like ham on a wall. I like ham in the dirt. I like ham on the road. I like ham, yessir and ma’am. I recently sent one of the Cunninghams I had on display back to it’s owner and he sent out a new ‘ham to replace it. The ‘ham that […]

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Barn find…

If you read car magazines, there is the occasional story about the guy who hears about a certain classic, old car for sale that has been stored in a barn for the past 20+ years and has a couple thousand miles on it and after charging the battery, it fires right up and he drives […]

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File this under WTH?…

So I need some more P-clamps. You know, those clamps that fit on bike frames with no rack braze-ons that allow a rack to be attached to the stay. They are common at auto part stores because they are also used to secure wiring harnesses to fender wells and firewalls. However, that means a 1/2 […]

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If you read nothing else today…

Just like the post I made a couple months ago, there is another great Andy Hampsten interview at nyvelocity.com. It’s long and the only advice I can offer is don’t get stuck reading the comments at the end – some good, some not. The real read is the interview. (What’s playing: kwmr.org)

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Gordon – I have your Raleigh Sojourn info…

Gordon from Santa Rosa, if, by chance you search this out, I have the information you requested for that Raleigh Sojourn. The e-mail I sent did not go through, so I must have some of it transposed and I don’t have your phone number. Give me a ring or send me an e-mail (the link […]

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Bakersfield and Beyond: Thurs 4/16…

Bakersfield and Beyond: Music for Mavericks, Outlaws and Romantics. Our show airing Thursday April 16 is sure to rock the house. In honor of the induction of Wanda Jackson into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’s ladies night. We’ll emphasize songs by the ladies of the Bakersfield Sound and will be airing an […]

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What are the chances…

What are the chances that any bike shop would have a Cunningham in for any type of service? What are the chances that there would be three Cunninghams? Pretty good if the shop is in Point Reyes Station. Last week was ‘ham week at Black Mountain Cycles. The first ‘ham was a late model Racer […]

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Where to start…

Boy, guess I’ve been a little busy. A friend pointed out that it’s been a while since I updated the ole blog. It’s not like there hasn’t been anything going on, quite the contrary, actually. It’s that I’ve really tried to limit how much time I sit in front of this dang computer. So, where […]

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