new project, Strong Custom Blend Steel Racing bike…
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new project, Strong Custom Blend Steel Racing bike…

this is going to be the last project bike I get for awhile (I still have plenty unfinished ones downstairs), no seriously, it is! unless I find something really cool… it’s an addiction πŸ˜‰ but back on topic, the new frameset is a slightly used (I mean there are a couple of marks, but hell,…

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack…
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nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack…

so after nearly a year the here’ the Trek 750 Multitrack again, yes, one more iteration πŸ˜‰ I was never super keen on the wheelset I’d build previously, namely because it wasn’t really wide enough in the rear hub arena, so that had to change. the new wheelset is a combination of an SP PV-8…

the Scattante Ti Cross is almost there…
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the Scattante Ti Cross is almost there…

so after an order frenzy, a trip back east to Philly, and a bit of waiting the Scattante Titanium Cross frameset I bought back in beginning of March is nearly complete. whats new? well, lets see, a lot! I got a screaming deal on a Super Record rear cassette (12-27 tooth), because I wanted some…

the Klein Quantum Race, finally all buttoned up…
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the Klein Quantum Race, finally all buttoned up…

so basically I’ve been sitting on the Klein for some time now, being too lazy (or too busy with life and other projects) to get the steerer cut. all that’s really changed is the stem (now an EC90 carbon), stack height (a bit shorter) and the cut steerer. took it on it’s first ride of…

Scattante Ti Cross Gets Wheels + More Parts…
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Scattante Ti Cross Gets Wheels + More Parts…

well, i’ve been busy working on the Scattante (Lynskey) Titanium Cross frameset I bought down in Portland earlier this month. it’s helped having the majority of the Campagnolo Chorus groupset already at my disposal (poor Gunnar, it’s already getting reborn, very, very slowly). so far I’ve got the group on there, no lines yet, just…

new bike, Scattante (Lynskey) Titanium Cross…
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new bike, Scattante (Lynskey) Titanium Cross…

hey there everybody, so here goes, this is my latest bike acquisition, a Scattante Titanium Cross. just drove down to get it in Portland, OR last week to snag it up. these frames were built for a very short period by Lynskey and sold by Performance Bike under their (purchased) name of Scattante. it’s supposedly…

chainrings and a new spider for the Spooky Darkside XC…
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chainrings and a new spider for the Spooky Darkside XC…

so the funky Spooky build of mine continues, now I’ve added an S900 10s GXP 110mm spider (part number, 11.6115.547.010) and a set of 2014 Sram X Glide Compact Chainrings 46/36 11s chainrings into the mix. this took just a bit of work, mostly filing down a small part of the front derailleurs spring (SRAM…

small update on the Spooky Darkside XC, more Revelate goodness…
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small update on the Spooky Darkside XC, more Revelate goodness…

the sun popped out for a bit today so I decided to play a little more with the A7R, this time taking advantage of some minor updates on the Spooky Darkside XC 650b converted commuter. pretty much the only bits that have changed is the addition of the Revelate Pika seat bag and the recalled/replaced…

Olivia’s Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990…
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Olivia’s Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990…

so this is one of my latest “un-published” projects, well, the only one, haha, this one being for my girlfriend Olivia. all of these shots were done on my new Sony A7R, so cut me some slack πŸ˜‰ it’s going to take a bit to learn all of the functions (as I just got the…

some more Pari-Moto Spooky pics…
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some more Pari-Moto Spooky pics…

so when i went out to shoot the Spooky Darkside and it’s new set of Pacenti Pari-Moto tires yesterday, well, i made the mistake of going outside with just a t-shirt on, no jacket, etc. so basically, i was freezing my ass off, haha. the light was also very much waning, i wasn’t getting the…

Pacenti Pari-Moto’s for the Spooky Darkside XC…
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Pacenti Pari-Moto’s for the Spooky Darkside XC…

just a quick update on the Spooky. yesterday i got all the parts that were needed to finish up the wheelset, though i didn’t actually get the mail until today πŸ˜‰ what was needed was the 20mm-QR front hub adapters and skewers, i had received the Pacenti Pari-Moto 38x650b tires and some Kenda tubes earlier…

Spooky Darkside XC + Revelate Bags…
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Spooky Darkside XC + Revelate Bags…

just a short quick update, basically, the Spooky has some baggage πŸ˜‰ ouch. low and behold this year for my birthday my family actually got me a bike part! this is a fairly new experience for me, so please let me revel in it. anyhow, the Spooky now has a medium Revelate Tangle Frame Bag…