Crotchet and leather goodness…

Been a while since I wrote a “Things I Like” post. It’s not because there haven’t been things I like that I’ve wanted to write about. Early on when I started this blog, I started writing about “Things I Lke,” “Things I Want To Like,” and “Things I Dislike.” Then, in the mean time, this […]

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Titanium Thursday Pt. 4…

Okay, final installment of Titanium Thursday (one time Thursday event). This one’s a sweet little Willits titanium road bike that had its Ultegra triple components replaced with a mix of 7800 and 7900 Dura Ace. (What’s playing: Social Distortion Ring of Fire)

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Titanium Thursday Pt. 3…

Quick one here with a titanium group hug. A shot of the first and most recent frame Steve has made with S&S couplers. Okay, so there’s an aluminum and carbon frame in the photo. (What’s playing: Neil Diamond Solitary Man)

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Titanium Thursday Pt. 2…

In the second edition, we have a new Steve Potts build. A really sweet 700c, disc brake cross bike. This is really a go fast dirt road, paved road rocket. Built with a SRAM parts group, White Industries hubs with HED Belgium rims, Thomson seat post, Ritchey bar and stem, and Avid BB7 brakes. The […]

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Titanium Thursday Pt. 1…

It’s been pretty intense recently. Lots of builds. Lots of repairs. Lots of titanium. I’ll parse out the sweet ti goodness in doses. The first dose is a nice little Steve Potts number that was in to get the fork repainted, new Moots stem and seat post, and new Potts ti bars. Rick at D&D […]

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How many times…

How many times have you ridden past something and taken it for granted? Ridden past something and thought “I should stop sometime and check that out?” Anyone who has ridden past the town center of Inverness on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. has seen the old boat that’s been stranded high and dry on the beach […]

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Cavalcade of blog posts…

Been busy. Too busy, seemingly, to post anything here. Takes time to upload photos, think up something to write, and do all that and take care of all the bikes that are coming in. This post will be a “what’s in the stand” post on a recent cross bike I built. This cross bike represents […]

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More dirt road rides…

Following Cam’s advice on this post, I saddled up last Sunday and rode south on Highway 1 and found Coast View Trail several miles south of Stinson Beach and just south of Slide Ranch. It was definitely more technical than Stagecoach Fire Road. More technical since it was a single-track climb for a bit over […]

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Cargo cross…

This was a first. Pretty fun build too. The owner came up and went for a ride out on the seashore while I built up a Black Mountain Cycles cross bike with an Xtracycle extension. But not before setting up his laptop to take a time-lapse video of the build. Then he went out the […]

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