Five years…

When you’re a kid waiting for Christmas, that last week or two takes for damn ever.  As you get older, the passing of time seems go faster at an increasing rate.  I hit two milestones this year.  I guess they’re milestones.  That’s what people tell me.  I hit 50 years of age and Black Mountain […]

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Details…

It’s the little things that you don’t notice that sometimes make the biggest difference.  Or they don’t really make any difference at all, but the way it goes together and sets up gives you infinite pleasure.  Once upon a time, steel frames were made with 1 1/8″ diameter down tubes.  They also had shift bosses […]

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I thought fat was a 28mm tire…

It’s all relative.  A fat road bike tire is a 28.  A fat cross bike tire is a 40.  A fat mountain bike tire used to be a 2.35.  Then these bikes came out that pushed the fat envelope.  Made the envelope bust at the seams.  To someone used to the sleekness of a classic […]

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I turned a bike away yesterday…

I’m not a big fan of this time of the year.  Burning Man is coming up and bikes that are used only one time per year are brought out of their dungeon, caked with playa dust from the previous year(s) Burning Man(s).  If you have been to more than one Burning Man do you say […]

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Bikes, beer, wine, coffee, pizza…

This Sunday, August 12, there will be a gathering of some of the hep cats of the Nor Cal frame and parts makers at the heppest of eating establishments, Una Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco.  A Ruota Libera Due (that’s two in Italian), will happen at 1:00 p.m.  It features many of the great area […]

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The good shit…

Some shit is just that.  However, some shit is good shit.  Take the 1970’s Free Spirit bike, for example.  I had one when I was in high school before I could drive.  It was a 10 speed.  I turned flipped the bars up on it.  I could ride wheelies all the way down the street […]

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From Repack to Rwanda…

There is a fantastic exhibit that just opened at the San Francisco International Airport.  The good news is that it is before security in the international terminal which means that anyone can go – no need to be flying.  “From Repack to Rwanda:  The Origins, Evolution, and Global Reach of the Mountain Bike” is on […]

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Weekend hours…

Weekend Schedule Friday: closed at 3:00 to attend the reception for “From Repack to Rwanda: The Origins, Evolution, and Global Reach of the Mountain Bike“ Saturday: Probably open around 2:00 until abuot 5:00. Need to ride with some buddies coming in to town. Sunday: Open between 1:00 and 2:00. Hope everyone can get out and […]

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