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 […]

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 […]

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 πŸ˜‰ anyhow, lots of stuff to do…. in […]

finishing up the Univega…

just finished putting the final touches on the Univega Nuovo Sport city bike build, looks pretty good if i do say so myself πŸ™‚ -peter

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 […]

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 πŸ˜‰ just some photo’s over the last few days of warm weather and […]

the new ’38 (ish?) Schwinn boy bike…

i when i found this complete prewar straightbar on craigslist.org for the right price and only 25 minutes from my house, i had to jump at the opportunity. this is how it looks now, i have a lot of plans for it, but for now, i’m just going to enjoy it πŸ™‚ -peter

sv on it’s own two wheels, neglected to post…

so i guess i forgot to throw these up on the blog, but here is the sv sitting on it’s new ’04 GSXR600 rear wheel, as the one with the polished lip supposedly got lost in the mail, or so said the dude who sold it to me, lonnnggg story… cough, asshole, cough…. -peter

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