Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Old is new again! or Re-building used bikes can be fun.

Note the algae and mineral formations. Yum.
SOOooo I dragged an old battered Bridgestone out of the back of the shop. It was headed for land-fill-ville but it was a BRIDGESTONE... so i figured I'd try to save it. Some disrespectful sod left it by a river for a season or two. Everything was rusted solid and the seatpost was stuck in the frame. With Andrew's urging I broke out the torch and with the help of a LARGE pipe wrench- we both "got medieval" on the poor beast. After some profanity, grunting, snorting and a pause for beer opening we achieved mission completion. Seatpost out. Check. Now to business. There was no un-doing the patina of age on the frame itself- but I figured this was "character". I kind of like it- and besides it would cost too much to paint or powdercoat it. I stripped EVERYTHING and rebuilt the 'ol girl from the ground up using a mix of old and new parts with the intent of creating a budget town bike that would haul a**. I used a compact road crank with a 7 speed mountain cassette, Avid Shorty brake arms and new wheels and tires. It wound up at 26.1 lbs and it goes FAST. AND the best part is the AWESOME 1980's English/Japanese slogans on the seatube. Classic!!! Sometimes random projects are fun. :)

She is SOOo happy now with sparkly new parts!

Monday, May 23, 2011


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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Urban (and urbane) assault.....

Urban riding takes on a whole new dimension.... Wow... Looks fun!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Spring is in the air...

...and the gophers are chewing up our yard again... little buggers like 16 inch wheels.

Oh MY! Maverick Fork Mayhem

We don't service Maverick forks in-house because of the inevitable chaos involved in stocking or ordering small parts- better for everyone to send it to a specialty suspension center which we are always happy to facilitate as part of a repair... however... when the fork comes back to us like this one did we always think twice... can you find the problem? Its a doozy!! LOL