Sometimes your hand is played for you…

I like to tape bars.  I’m pretty good at it.  Consistent, even wraps.  I don’t like to tape my own bars until they really, really need it.  Because I tape bars with just the right amount of tension on the tape, just he right amount of overlap, and because I don’t “worry” the tape (more […]

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Toggle Heim…

I sometimes neglect the blog because I have been posting quick photos and simple posts on the Black Mountain Cycles Facebook page.  I realize that there are some folks who aren’t on Facebook (and for that, I applaud you).  So, I need to try to remember that and post some more here.   With that in […]

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Steelman…

Finished the build on this beautiful Steelman last week.  The owner has several other single-speeds from some of the Bay Area’s finest builders:  Soulcraft, Rock Lobster, Steve Potts.  The builds on all of them also give the nod to the area’s component makers:  White Industries, Phil Wood, Paul Components.  Having multiple bikes with pretty much […]

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Been a long time…

Been a long time since I rock ‘n road.  There’s been a lot of great new tires coming out recently.  The Clément X’Plor MSO 40 came out a month or so ago.  Before that, the Panaracer Fire Cross 45 was (and still is) a hot tire.  Vee Rubber came out with a 47 and a […]

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Time to reorder cross frames…

One of the things that infuriates me about the bike industry (and I guess any industry that produces consumer goods that are superseded by a new item that is purported to be new and better) is that once a new model year product line is announced, the discounts on the old (current) model line begin.  […]

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