a new Carl Strong Foco Racing Frame…

So after a long deliberation, I came to the hard conclusion that the black Strong Custom Blend was just too big for me, so enter the new to me Strong Racing Frame made out of triple butted Columbus Foco main tubes. I’ve gone a different path with this one, originally I was just going to […]

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, […]

new project, Strong Custom Blend Steel Racing bike…

this is going to be the last project bike I get for awhile (I still have plenty unfinished ones downstairs), no seriously, it is! unless I find something really cool… it’s an addiction πŸ˜‰ but back on topic, the new frameset is a slightly used (I mean there are a couple of marks, but hell, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 πŸ˜‰ ), 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 […]

touring parts for sale…

so i have some parts for sale from the Bianchi Volpe as well… Shimano XTR M971 SGS rear derailleur $80 (there’s one gouge that i found, you can see in the closeup shot, to the right of the big X, it was touched up by the previous owner) SRAM 1050 Cassette 11-36 $40 (literally maybe […]

as always, parts in the mail…

so, it seems like this is a constant in my life, something to complain about right? πŸ˜‰ 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 […]

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

a rideable Bianchi Volpe…

so, i finished getting the Volpe rideable as of yesterday… or maybe the day before, time is irrelevant πŸ˜‰ 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 […]

my Gunnar Sport…

so this is my Gunnar Sport, an all around beauty built by hand in Waterford, WI. this season i’m running mostly Campagnolo Chorus 11spd stuff with the exceptions of a Super Record front derailleur and SRAM Red standard cranks. i’m in love with campy’s new shifters, the redesigned ergo’s are to die for! everything else […]

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 […]

furthering the Bianchi Volpe…

small update… the frame is now in the care of R+E Cycles up in Seattle, should be about two to three weeks before i see it again.. getting the dent filled and the new cable stops brazed-on (replacing the top cable guides). can’t wait! in the meantime i’ll just have to comfort myself by purchasing […]

addiction… 80’s Bianchi Volpe…

so… yeah… got another bike, haha. this time it’s a lugged late 80’s Bianchi Volpe CX/Touring bike that will be turned into my full-out tourer. as far a kit, this is what i’m thinking… (components back to front) SRAM Rival Medium rear derailleur Shimano 105 Black 5703 Triple front Derailleur crankset is undetermined yet, preferably a […]

the Univega’s new path…

so after a lot of thought on the Univega it was decided that i simply had to do something with the frameset, as i got it for far too cheap just to sell it. but what to do with it? well… since the original plan was to build a bike that could do more than […]