Carl Strong Road Racing frame coming along…
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Carl Strong Road Racing frame coming along…

lots of fun toys coming together on the Strong road frame, namely the custom made Rychtarski Columbus MAX fork (an awesome Polish company that makes beautiful bikes for INSANELY good prices!), King Headset, the recent wheelset build, and shifters. starting with the fork, it was made to the exact dimensions of the original Strong fork,…

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…

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 😉 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 😉 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…

another new bike, 2010 Spooky Darkside XC…
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another new bike, 2010 Spooky Darkside XC…

so here goes, i have to cross a bridge to get to one of my jobs, this bridge is tolled, excessively. so i decided, why aren’t i riding my bike across the bridge? but which bike? the Gunnar’s paint is “sensitive”, the 750 is too clean to abuse every day like that, the 950 just…