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…

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…

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 😉 it’s going to take a bit to learn all of the functions (as I just got the […]

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…

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 […]

short Spooky Darkside XC update…

i was looking outside at the light fading and it was just a pretty fall evening i had to scoop up the Spooky and carry it outside for a quick photo opp. anyhow, spooky is coming along nicely, as you can see the housings are all routed, the bars are taped up and the wheels […]

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 […]

update on the Spooky Darkside XC…

and here’s one just for fun to show off the carbon fork, such a cool look! so just a bit of an update on the ’10 Spooky Darkside XC that i’m turning into a fast 650b commuter bike. swapped out the bars for a set of FSA SLK carbon compact bars, i love the shape […]

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 […]

always hard, decided to sell the 930 Trek…

well, it’s always hard to sell a bike, but i decided that five project bikes was just too many for my current budget, and if i wanted to finish them, i’d have to thin out a bit. so off the purple ’93 Trek 930 SHX Singletrack goes, sadly, parting it out. -peter

finalizing the Trek 950 Singletrack…

so here it is, all buttoned up, a few compromises, but with all the projects i have going on, that’s ok 😉 no headlight or taillight yet, but those will come eventually, dynamo front, probably battery rear to reduce all that wiring. let me know what you think! -peter

updates to the Trek 930 SHX

just a bit of an update on the ’93 Trek 930 SHX. so far the upgrades are as such, front to back, Chris King 1 1/8″ headset with a Thomson stemcap, Magura MD80R 80mm travel fork, Avid Ultimates with KoolStop Thinline Salmon pads, DKG 33mm Seatpost clamp, Cane Creek Thudbuster LT 27.2 seatpost, and a […]

yet another Trek, ’93 930 SHX…

so yeah… i got myself ANOTHER Trek, this time a ’93 SingleTrack 930 SHX, it’s basically identical to my ’92 950, but with a different sized seat-post and a suspension fork with a threadless headset. the original Trek Shock Wave fork has been replaced with a newer(ish) Marzocchi Bomber fork, and i’ve pretty much stripped […]

Trek 950 rear brakes and Lily…

the Trek project is slowly progressing, some winter trip plans haven’t helped it’s forward momentum, but i’m excited for them none-the-less. what we have here though is a set of Paul Components Neo-Retro cantilever brakes. Eventually the Trek will follow in the footsteps of the Volpe Build with a pair of Paul Brake Boosters, one […]