Finally an update! Triton All-Road/Gravel Rig…

Hey! Long time no see right?! 😉 Haha, sorry, I have a house (and a new puppy + an old puppy) with my partner lady and it has utterly consumed my life! So, to the fun stuff, my first fully custom bike, the Triton All-Road / Gravel frame with a custom painted Rodeo Spork 1.2 […]

Another purge, Strong Foco Road For Sale…

Sadly a car is becoming more and more important as my current lease comes to an end, so I’ve decided to have a great divestment of resources 😉 As you’ve seen in previous posts the bike is a custom built Carl Strong Columbus Foco Road Racing steel frame with a paint matched ENVE 1.0 fork […]

the Strong Foco Road all painted up…

A big update here. So, the big reveal! Haha, or something like that. Two and half weeks ago I spent an afternoon packing the fork, stem, spacers, and frame together and I shipped it all down to Ruckus Composites in Portland, OR to have it all paint matched to the frame. Less than a week […]

the Strong is finally finished…

so I know it’s been quite some time since I last posted, life, you know how it goes 😉 anyhow, I had a small amount of free time this afternoon while battling a creative road block so I decided to take advantage of the sun and get some quick pics of the Strong Road Racing frame […]

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, […]

the Scattante Ti Cross is almost there…

so after an order frenzy, a trip back east to Philly, and a bit of waiting the Scattante Titanium Cross frameset I bought back in beginning of March is nearly complete. whats new? well, lets see, a lot! I got a screaming deal on a Super Record rear cassette (12-27 tooth), because I wanted some […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

deciding to sell the Bianchi Volpe…

decisions, decisions, i hate to do it, but i’ve got the itch for a different touring frame and that means i need to sell the Bianchi Volpe frame + fork. the fork on the bike now is a powder-coated to match Surly Cross Check fork, it will come with the headset, stock fork, and custom […]

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 […]

a new project for me…

yup, a new project, an NOS ’92 Trek 950 Singletrack!!! yes, that’s right, a brand spanking new, never built up 1992 Trek 950 Single track, a sexy black with logo’ed lugged True Temper OX Comp II frame with the Tange triple butted Cro-Moly Big Fork, droool!!! more to come, but it’s going to be my […]

planning out a mixte…

so it seems that i have a mixte build-up in the works, someday i’ll get back to the pre-war schwinn i swear! anyhow, back to the subject at hand, a mixte build, what’s a mixte you ask? well the late Sheldon Brown explains it as such, A style of lady’s frame in which the “top tube” consists […]

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 […]

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 […]

Asphalt & Rubber Motoczysz shoot…

Jensen Beeler over at Asphalt & Rubber had me tag along for a shoot down in Portland at Motoczysz’ headquarters, focusing on the hot swap battery packs and original frame. look for more info over at Asphalt & Rubber awesome stuff, i have to tell you 😀 -peter

sv swingarm update!!! zoran is awesome!!!

so zoran at twin works factory west sent me these shots to update me on the progress of the gsr600 swingarm. this is before he did anything to it!!! how kick ass does that look!!! it’s wider than the frame is, haha he now has the go ahead from me to continue on and start […]