New Frameset, 2014 Custom Eriksen Titanium Road…

Isn’t this the way of it? I try to sell one bike, the last blue Strong. Going to save the money I say, going to put it away for later I say, I’m done getting new bikes for awhile I say and I’m just going to wait for the custom Triton Gravel Grinder frameset I’m […]

For Sale: Klein Quantum Race + Scattante Ti Cross…

Well, I’m getting out of bikes… no, I completely kidding haha, I’m just selling because I am smitten with a new Ti frameset, the Kona Rove Ti (If anyone has one for sale, please let me know, I’d prefer a 2014 56cm model, but would be ok with any 56cm Rove Ti honestly). Both Frames […]

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, […]

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…

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Scapin Road Bike…

(better pics sometime after the rain lets up haha) I haven’t written much about this bike yet, I’m not sure why that is, maybe it’s because I’m uncertain about a number of facts. Namely the year it was built and the model designation. Scapin is a small Italian firm that still hand builds gorgeous bikes, […]

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 […]

Klein Quantum Race…

so, what’s the old adage? two in the shed isn’t worth one on the road? 😉 yeah, well… i’ve got another in the shed haha the latest bike to grace my over encumbered bike racks is an early 2000’s (2000 i think due to the paint, Silver Cloud) Klein Quantum Race. The bike is 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 […]

mixte became a Kogswell P/R…

sooo, that whole Soma Buena Vista mixte thing? um… yeah… just kinda shifted 😉 it became a much cooler Kogswell P/R (Porteur/Randonneur), thankfully all of the parts (excluding brakes) were a straight swap. right now it’s kitted out as such (front to back): Minoura King Carrier Front Basket/Rack Large, 2x Schmidt E6 dynamo headlights, Velo […]

as always, parts in the mail…

so, it seems like this is a constant in my life, something to complain about right? 😉 but the majority of the components for the Trek 950’s wheelset are in the mail: some Velo Orange Diagonale 650b rims (36h as usual), Sapim double butted (14[2.0]/15[1.8]/14) spokes from Lee Kilpatrick (a great guy and always cuts […]

more fun with the Trek 950…

got my 110mm 10? Thomson X4 stem, the Chris King 1 1/8 2Nut Conversion, and my M770 XT 11-34 cassette. it’s finally starting to look like a bike! figured i’d get a little more progress up, since i’ll be heading off to PA again come tuesday, wheelset ordering / building when i get back! 😀 […]

Trek 950 update…

parts are starting to add up, finally it’s staring to resemble a bike! waiting on an XT M770 11-34 cassette, an XTR M791 GS rear derailleur, the Chris King 1 1/8 2Nut Conversion, and the Thomson 110mm x 10? X4 stem. next on the list, building the wheelset… mmm, sexy 650b’s…. -peter

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 […]