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 […]

small update on the Spooky Darkside XC, more Revelate goodness…

the sun popped out for a bit today so I decided to play a little more with the A7R, this time taking advantage of some minor updates on the Spooky Darkside XC 650b converted commuter. pretty much the only bits that have changed is the addition of the Revelate Pika seat bag and the recalled/replaced […]

update on the Spooky Darkside XC…

and here’s one just for fun to show off the carbon fork, such a cool look! so just a bit of an update on the ’10 Spooky Darkside XC that i’m turning into a fast 650b commuter bike. swapped out the bars for a set of FSA SLK carbon compact bars, i love the shape […]

Joseph’s Salsa Vaya Ti…

Hey there, my brother Joseph stopped by to throw a new fork onto his Salsa Vaya Ti this week, so I took the opportunity and snapped a few quick pics of it. -peter

another new bike, 2010 Spooky Darkside XC…

so here goes, i have to cross a bridge to get to one of my jobs, this bridge is tolled, excessively. so i decided, why aren’t i riding my bike across the bridge? but which bike? the Gunnar’s paint is “sensitive”, the 750 is too clean to abuse every day like that, the 950 just […]

finally! a Trek 750 Multitrack update…

so finally! haha, well, it’s still being built, i promise! 😉 so what’s new? probably a lot, the Farfarer Touring front mini rack hasn’t been installed on a photo up on the blog so far, the crankset, the lack of a front derailleur (see crankset haha). the brakes are back on, i had removed them […]

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 […]

Trek 950 rear brakes and Lily…

the Trek project is slowly progressing, some winter trip plans haven’t helped it’s forward momentum, but i’m excited for them none-the-less. what we have here though is a set of Paul Components Neo-Retro cantilever brakes. Eventually the Trek will follow in the footsteps of the Volpe Build with a pair of Paul Brake Boosters, one […]

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 […]

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 […]