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…

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 […]

Klein Quantum Race pretty much there…

so the Klein Quantum Race only has a very few things left to do to it, namely, a seatpost clamp haha. the cables are all run, the housing all cut, the derailleurs all tuned, the wheels all tired (does that one really work? almost an i flew here joke in there 😉 ), the saddle […]

a rideable Trek 750 Multitrack…

so here it is, after about two years i finally have the ’92 Trek 750 Multitrack able to be ridden around! fitted now are the Resist Nomad tires in the 700x45c size, they rock, very much enjoying them, big and comfy. i also ended up with an Shimano XT direct mount front derailleur mounted with […]

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 […]

finally! a Trek 750 Multitrack update…

so finally! haha, well, it’s still being built, i promise! 😉 so what’s new? probably a lot, the Farfarer Touring front mini rack hasn’t been installed on a photo up on the blog so far, the crankset, the lack of a front derailleur (see crankset haha). the brakes are back on, i had removed them […]

more pics of the Klein Quantum Race…

just thought it’d be nice to get some more detail and distance shots of the Klein Quantum Race with it’s new Soul Kozak + DT Swiss RR440 wheelset, i’m just mildly proud of it/them 😉 -peter

a wheelset for the Klein Quantum Race…

well, after a long wait, i finally received the DT Swiss RR440 24h front rim and the Asymmetric 32h rear, which of course i had to immediately build 😉 the front is laced up with; Sapim Laser spokes (2.0-1.5-2.0 butted), DT Swiss brass spoke head washers, DT Swiss alloy nipples (two red nipples around the […]

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

Jack Brown Greens for the Gunnar…

i’ve been thinking long and hard about swapping out tires on the Gunnar Sport, it had a set of 23mm tires on the 19mm rims it’s sitting on, that sounds reasonable right? for a race bike haha, and as the Gunnar Sport is intended as a sport tourer (and I now have the Klein) I […]

Campy Record for the Klein, Part II…

just a few pics outside on a nice day, the wheels are purely to keep it upright (they’re off of the Scapin). what’s new is the K-Edge Pro, i sadly had to modify the mounting plate as it was made for the braze on type and not the flat adapter. -peter

Campagnolo Record for the Klein…

just a small update with some mediocre pictures, got the majority of the groupset for the Klein Quantum Race in the mail yesterday, got a deal on it to boot. working on getting the wheels together next, though i’d also like to finish the Trek 750 Touring bike (all it needs is brakes, a SRAM […]

update, Klein Quantum Race…

hey again, so soon right? 😉 anyhow, i here is the Klein as it sits today with all of the updates mentioned in the last post. hope you enjoy, -peter