An update on Olivia’s Trek Singletrack 990 Tourer…

OK, so I know it’s been awhile since I’ve either posted or talked about bikes. Think of it as a mild hiatus, a short rest stop to catch my breathe, lots has happened in-between and I’ll update over the next couple of weeks accordingly. Right now let’s focus on what’s in front of us, Olivia’s […]

started working on the SV650S again…

Wow, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had the SV out from under it’s table cloth covering, cowering in the corner of the garage like a wounded animal. (haha, what?!) But as it’s too cruddy to bike or really work on the Wagoneer, I was in need of a project to keep my idle mind […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

finally! a Trek 750 Multitrack update…

so finally! haha, well, it’s still being built, i promise! πŸ˜‰ 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 […]

Ciamillo + Soul Kozak, Klein Quantum Race…

well, it’s been awhile, but i’m still working hard to get all my projects done, and the Klein Quantum Race is definitely up at the top of my list. a few changes have occurred, the Mango Chris King headset got swapped out for the black King headset that i had on the Gunnar, which is […]

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 […]

an updated Gunnar Sport…

so i felt that the Gunnar Sport was falling a bit behind on component quality so i decided to boost it’s confidence a little πŸ˜‰ new on the bike are the Paul Components Racer M brakes, the Paul Funky Monkey hangers (1″ up front and 30mm in rear). i also decided to swap saddles with […]

Trek parts coming together…

so the parts for the Trek 950 Singletrack build are slowly coming together: a 1 1/8″ Chris King Black Sotto Voce headset that i picked up used (still need the 2Nut conversion for it), those Paul Neo-Retro brakes for the rear that I’ve posted about before, a Thomson 29.8 Elite Black seatpost, some DT Swiss […]

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 […]

planning out the pre-war Schwinn…

as you all may know i have a ’38 Schwinn straight bar that i am starting to modify and make into my town bike. so far the conversion has been very slow going, as i always seem to have another project that manages to creep in front of the poor old Schwinn. but now as […]

the Volpe, now with the ability to stop…

got bored today and had a little spare time, ended up setting up brake cables and housing, damn, it’s a monster!!! definitely going to be able to do some stoppies!!! haha not sure if that’s such a good thing πŸ˜‰ -peter

Bianchi Volpe on it’s own two wheels…

so now that the Bianchi Volpe is standing on it’s own two wheels, that i just fished assembling yesterday (105 5700 Shimano hubs, Sapim 14/15/15 and 14g spokes, Mavic A719 rims on Velox tape with Vittoria Randonneur 700x35c tires), and it has the brakes mostly put together i figured i’d get some quick snaps of […]

the ’38 schwinns progression…

(a photoshop job using one 650b wheel, sorry joseph πŸ˜‰ ) so i’ve been bouncing from idea to idea about what i want to do with my ’38 Schwinn Straightbar 26″ guys bike, and i think i’ve finally settled on one. it’s going to end up something fairly close to what it originally was, an […]

sv update, yay for 1000rr tokico monoblocks!!!

the sv has gained some new brake calipers for the front end, a set of 2008 tokico monoblock’s off of the newer cbr1000rr and man, do they look good, need to figure out spacer size, looks like, as zoran told me, 10mm spacers will be required. more when there is more, but all hope for […]