Fat Friday…

Got some new fat tires in the shop. Not fat like these fat tires, but fat for their intended installation application. What I got was a shipment of Kenda Happy Medium 700 x 40 tires that had been on my watch list with a distributor for a long, long, long time. They finally arrived and […]

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Genuine Trek Replacement Parts…

That’s right. Black Mountain Cycles frames are genuine Trek replacement parts. For evidence I present the Trek Pilot something or other. What it is is a silver aluminum frame with carbon seatstay and a replaceable derailleur hanger. What this Trek didn’t have is a strong enough dropout that was attached to the chainstay and seat […]

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My bikes will take 1/2 hour off your riding time…

That’s right. My cross bike will take 1/2 hour off your two hour loop. Imagine that. A full 25% faster. All these big-shot fancy bike companies are spending untold monies trying to develop a faster bike and all they needed was one of my cross bikes. I built up one of my cross frames with […]

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King wheelset…

Just got done building a new wheelset. Thought I’d offer a special deal to readers of the blog or Facebook. As the wheelset sits, it’s an $800 wheelset. I’m offering it for $750 shipped to the lower 48 to anyone who says they saw it here or on Facebook. And as special incentive, if you […]

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What’s in the stand…

Not what you’re expecting. That’s what. Sometimes it’s not all Potts and Cunningham and Salsa and … I find it interesting that there exists some bike shops that wouldn’t even allow a specimen like this to enter their door. Granted there are some shops that are what would be called “pro only” and that’s like […]

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HTC hitting the high road…

I hope I’m not the first to come up with that line: “HTC hitting the high road.” It’s too easy. And quite frankly, I’m really not that interested in what is going on at any level of cycling (or sport) with regards to sponsorship. Sponsorship is a very difficult thing to gauge in terms of […]

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