Joe’s Bike

Four years to the day tomorrow, I blogged about Joe’s road bike after building it for you.  Four years ago, Joe was 76.  After 4 years and thousands of miles and a joint replacement or two, Joe couldn’t swing his leg over his bike to ride.  He came in looking for a new bike with […]

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Long before Enduro™ was a thing, there was a company named Enduro selling bearings.  Good bearings.  One of my favorite jobs to perform on a bike is replace old, worn out bearings in hubs and bottom brackets.  The difference is immediate.  There’s nothing quite like transforming a dried out, crusty bearing that barely spins and […]

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Tandem From … Part 2

Yesterday, I put up the post about the Actos Machine tandem build focused more on the drivetrain.  Besides the R601/R603 cranks, it got new Ultegra 6700 shifters and derailleurs and an XT 11-32 cassette.  The shifters were installed on a set of Ritchey WCS carbon bars.  The Ritchey WCS stem was fit to a quill […]

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Tandem from … Part 1

Only a couple years in the making, this Actros Machine titanium tandem made by Merlin co-founder, Gary Helfrich, is owned by a local resident.  I’m guessing it was made around 1990 and had most of the original parts on it when I brought it into the shop a couple years ago.  The task was to […]

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What’s In The Stand: WTB Phoenix

Yes, another Steve Potts made frame.  This time under the Wilderness Trail Bikes badge as a revered Phoenix.  It’s pretty much known that the Phoenix is one of the best riding mountain bike frames on the trails.  It’s always been my goal to make a frame I design disappear beneath the rider.  A frame that […]

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