Mechanic or technician…

If you work on bikes for a living, do you call yourself a mechanic or a tech (technician)?  This is a question I’ve pondered for quite a while.  I think I first heard the term “tech” used by the warranty guy at a bike company where I was working.  I recall stopping and thinking the […]

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Here’s your chance: Indy Fab & Kish…

Every once in a while, a gem comes through the shop.  Sometimes the gem is a classic bike.  Sometimes it’s a modern bike that has the pedigree of a classic.  Here are two frames that are both classic and modern.  And both are for sale.  The owner of these frames has more bikes that the […]

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Bells and whistles…

The final build last week pulled out all the bells and whistles.  Except there were neither bells nor whistles on this bike.  Yet.  This turned into a complete bike build after deciding the owner’s current mountain bike couldn’t be converted into more of a touring bike because of the lack of eyelets and braze-ons.  This […]

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Monotone bike building…

Last week saw a frenzy of gray bike building as the last of the gray frames left the building (except for the 50cm and 65cm sizes).  There were a several full bike builds and a couple parts transfers.  All turned out very nice.   First up are a couple of 65cm builds that were parts transfers […]

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Look back, look forward…

So, it seems one now needs to remember to write 2013 on their checks instead of 2012.  That might take some time, some crossing out, some initialing to instill.  I am not typically a retrospective person and I’m not one to make resolutions.  So, a New Years post getting all gushy over the past while […]

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