A little repair…

A little picture pleasure of a repair to an old Potts custom fillet-brazed frame. The cable guides were about ready to disintegrate. Steve removed the old ones and brazed new ones on. In addition, he filled in some chain suck marks with a little silver and filed it smooth. Now it’s ready for a new […]

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Chain care…

I like ProGold ProLink chain lube. It lubes the chain. When used at appropriate intervals, the chain stays clean and quiet. When used at appropriate intervals, the chains last longer because they run cleaner. In addition to using it on my chain, I also use it inside my cable casings for friction free shifting and […]

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T-Shirt in stock…

Feels good to (finally) have t-shirts here. My old t-shirts were getting thread bare and well… So, here’s the scoop: American Apparel t-shirts; any color as long as it’s black; men’s small, medium, large, XL, and a few XXL; ladies girlie style in medium, large, and a few XL. Price $24.95. For a limited time […]

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Carbon Bruce Gordon…

Who would have thunk? Bruce’s sense of style and proportion are second to none. If you do one thing today, make sure you check out Red Kite Prayer’s post on the bike Bruce made for the San Diego Custom Bike Show. The whole package is incredible, but I think I like the fork the best. […]

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Sure it has 700c wheels, but what should I get…

In the previous post, David posted the following comment: “Hi Mike, When are you expecting to have those bikes for sale? How does this monster crosser differ from the likes of the Salsa Vaya? (Sloping top tube, BB height?) Or the La Cruz? (Tire clearance?) Is it more like a sport-tourer with bigger tire clearance? […]

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Mixed terrain ride…

Four days, four rides. Pretty good streak of rides going. Three rides on the cross bike, one on the road bike. Today, it was a cross bike ride. Some pavement, some dirt, some single-track, some fire road. The day started out a bit warmer, then got colder up on Inverness Ridge. By the time I […]

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T-Shirts coming soon…

Welp, after almost 3 years, it looks like I’ll have t-shirts soon. The t-shirts will be American Apparel. American Apparel costs significantly more than the standard beefy t type, but I like the American Apparel t-shirts better. Quality first. No shortcuts. The logo is about 4″ square and centered over the sternum. I think I’ll […]

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Salsa Vaya…

These things are hot. So hot, they are totally sold out. Jason and crew must be pretty damn proud of this bike. There’s only one thing I would change on it (more later), but overall, it’s a sweet ride. I’m not an official Salsa dealer this year (couldn’t swing the initial order requirements), but I […]

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What’s at hand…

Sometimes, one needs to use what’s at hand. In the case of this cross bike, the owner needed headset spacers and used what was at hand – headset crown races. It works. What’s playing: Chris Gaffney Loser’s Paradise)

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OS Bikes…

There are about 40 complete OS BlackBuck complete bikes available. Framesets have been sold out. Even though the parts are not current model year, the whole package is really nice. One of the best riding 29″ wheel bikes of all-time and one of Steve Worland’s (from What Mountain Bike in the UK) favorite riding bikes […]

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