a rideable Bianchi Volpe…

so, i finished getting the Volpe rideable as of yesterday… or maybe the day before, time is irrelevant 😉 anyhow, i got the SRAM X9 long cage rear derailleur on there with connected to the cranks by a KMC DX10SC 10spd chain. i ran into some issues with the top rear of the derailleurs cage […]

a quick shot of the Gunnar…

just a quick snap of the Gunnar from the other day, hated the light so didn’t bother with any more, hope to have some more this week. love my Campy equipped Gunnar Sport, but more about that in the next post on it 😉 -peter

lopped off the Volpe’s steerer…

so i got bored yesterday and hacked off a section of the Bianchi Volpe’s steerer tube. i was actually really hesitant to do it, but the positioning felt good and i was, as i said before, bored. thankfully though i had a bit of forethought as to potential re-positioning, so i added another 5mm spacer […]

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 😉 -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 […]

Thomson goodness for the Volpe…

just a quick snap of the 70mm 10° Thomson X2 road stem for the Bianchi Volpe. those are not the spacers that are going to used for the final build. i haven’t figured out the steerer height yet (no saddle, wheels, etc.) so i haven’t bought the spacers yet, these were just hanging out in […]

Bianchi Volpe back from R+E…

so i drove up to Seattle today to get the Bianchi Volpe back from R+E Cycles in the U-District, as they finished one to two weeks early! wow, what a difference getting rid of those cable guides made! looks so much sleeker and more modern, i’m swooning 😉 anyhow, lots of stuff to do…. in […]

lily truckin’ around the house…

so this is Lily my newish American Bulldog puppy that i got on my way back up from california (moving the last of my stuff from Redlands, CA) from Boyd’s American Bulldogs, she’s only about 9-10 weeks old, and still a terror 😉 just some photo’s over the last few days of warm weather and […]

svphoenix final cam update, it’s done!!!

finished up the cam swap today, swapping in first generation sv650 intake cams into the exhaust side of my second generation sv650, it adds a couple bhp and smooths out the powerband; another zoran masterpiece of engineering. later, -peter

sv phoenix on crack update, swingarms here!!!

so the gsr600 swingarm arrived today from over the pond in the uk, sending it off to zoran at twin works factory west on friday or saturday!!! measurements are looking awesome, cross your fingers and knock on wood! haha later, assisting work tomorrow, 🙂 -peter