Great end of year news…

I’ve been working for this for over three years. It was a slow process. It was also a huge learning experience. I’d done similar types of work involving the design and specification of frames and bikes. However, I’d not managed or undertake the whole process from design to purchasing to receiving to payment. That’s about […]

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Holiday schedule…

Friday 12/24 – Monday 12/27: ClosedBack on Tuesday 12/28. Happy Holidays! And here’s some must see youtube. I like the story of the water boys about about 20 minutes. Don’t think the domestiques raid convenience stores these days. (What’s playing: Muddy Waters 19 Years Old)

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Photos from Taiwan…

Always a good sign. Pictures of the production frames fresh from the paint line. Final checks and packing should be happening this week. Soon, soon, soon… Somehow, the green floors of the Taiwanese bike factories is somehow comforting. (What’s playing: Faultline Radio on KWMR)

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Masi Gran Criterium…

What’s in the stand today? A Masi Gran Criterium from Carlsbad, that’s what. Based on the serial number (MC53 for Masi Carlsbad 53cm followed by 0782), it should have been made in 1976. The original owner hadn’t ridden it for years and wanted, not a restoration, but a resurrection. Clean all the parts, buff the […]

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Bottles in the wild…

The wilds of New York’s Central Park, Strawberry Fields, the park dedicated to the memory of John Lennon, to be precise. Blog reader John, visited Strawberry Fields on the anniversary of John Lennon’s death and forwarded the photo below. Somber in deed. (What’s playing: John Lennon Imagine)

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What’s in the stand…

Really neat early ’80s fillet-brazed Ritchey road frame came in for a Phil bottom bracket onto which a set of Mavic cranks got bolted. Best thing about this old beauty is it’s going to get ridden and not stuck on a shelf. 😉 Funny thing, on my flickr page, someone added this photo to a […]

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Whaddya think?…

There’s still a few tweaks I need to make but after 3+ years, I think it’s time for a change. to the appearance of the ole blog. Sound off if you like it, don’t like it, or actually couldn’t care less. I’ve got thick skin. (What’s playing: KWMR Sonic Sunspots)

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Black Mountain Cycles frame update…

Sorry for not posting much info recently to keep those folks with deposits updated, but rather than guessing at updates, I wanted to have my ducks in a row. So, after sorting out some details with the frames, decals, paint…I have confirmation that the frames were received by the painter after passing all the QC […]

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Merlin for sale…

SOLD! Thanks, Smitty! Another used bike for sale is a mid-90s Merlin titanium mountain bike. It’s decked out in a complete Shimano XTR M900 group (sorry, the quick releases are missing). Seat post and stem are Thomson. The Flite seat in the photo isn’t included so you’ll have to find your own seat. Judy SL […]

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Cannondale for sale…

I’ve got a couple of used bikes in the shop that are for sale. One road, one mountain, both nice classic bikes. The first up is a Cannondale from the mid 80s. I think the model name is R900. I had an R900 for a short time before I bought a Klein Quantum. Anyway, this […]

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What’s in the pint glass…

Well, not right now because it’s not even noon yet (even though it is noon somewhere). Nothing quite goes with bikes quite like beer (and coffee). And not again for another couple weeks. I tried my hand at a little home brewing with a tripple hopped ale. Home brewing is definitely not something you want […]

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What’s in the stand…

This Paolo Salvagione Swift cyclocross bike just oozes coolness. Whether it’s from the subtle light blue metallic paint, brass head badge, clean frame design, custom brake bridge, RockShox Mag 21 SL-Ti fork, WTB Mini-Cam brakes, or the classic Campy Record crankset. It was in pretty nice shape when it came in, but now with fresh […]

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