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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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 […]

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 […]

An update on Olivia’s Trek Singletrack 990 Tourerโ€ฆ

OK, so I know it’s been awhile since I’ve either posted or talked about bikes. Think of it as a mild hiatus, a short rest stop to catch my breathe, lots has happened in-between and I’ll update over the next couple of weeks accordingly. Right now let’s focus on what’s in front of us, Olivia’s […]

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 […]

Scattante Ti Cross Gets Wheels + More Partsโ€ฆ

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 […]

Olivia’s Touring Bike, 1991 Trek Singletrack 990…

so this is one of my latest “un-published” projects, well, the only one, haha, this one being for my girlfriend Olivia. all of these shots were done on my new Sony A7R, so cut me some slack ๐Ÿ˜‰ it’s going to take a bit to learn all of the functions (as I just got the […]

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), the saddle […]

Jack Brown Greens for the Gunnar…

i’ve been thinking long and hard about swapping out tires on the Gunnar Sport, it had a set of 23mm tires on the 19mm rims it’s sitting on, that sounds reasonable right? for a race bike haha, and as the Gunnar Sport is intended as a sport tourer (and I now have the Klein) I […]

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, […]

an updated Gunnar Sport…

so i felt that the Gunnar Sport was falling a bit behind on component quality so i decided to boost it’s confidence a little ๐Ÿ˜‰ new on the bike are the Paul Components Racer M brakes, the Paul Funky Monkey hangers (1″ up front and 30mm in rear). i also decided to swap saddles with […]

Brooks Swallow for the Trek 950…

well i finally broke down and bought the saddle i’ve always lusted after, a slick Black Brooks Swallow, and it looks damn fine on the Trek 950 Singletrack if i do say so myself ๐Ÿ˜‰ other parts are starting to trickle in, with the snow pounding us this week the delivery’s have been sketchy at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

the ’38 schwinns progression…

(a photoshop job using one 650b wheel, sorry joseph ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) so i’ve been bouncing from idea to idea about what i want to do with my ’38 Schwinn Straightbar 26″ guys bike, and i think i’ve finally settled on one. it’s going to end up something fairly close to what it originally was, an […]