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 Klein Quantum Race, finally all buttoned up…

so basically I’ve been sitting on the Klein for some time now, being too lazy (or too busy with life and other projects) to get the steerer cut. all that’s really changed is the stem (now an EC90 carbon), stack height (a bit shorter) and the cut steerer. took it on it’s first ride of […]

Ciamillo + Soul Kozak, Klein Quantum Race…

well, it’s been awhile, but i’m still working hard to get all my projects done, and the Klein Quantum Race is definitely up at the top of my list. a few changes have occurred, the Mango Chris King headset got swapped out for the black King headset that i had on the Gunnar, which is […]

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 😉 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 […]

more fun with the Trek 950…

got my 110mm 10? Thomson X4 stem, the Chris King 1 1/8 2Nut Conversion, and my M770 XT 11-34 cassette. it’s finally starting to look like a bike! figured i’d get a little more progress up, since i’ll be heading off to PA again come tuesday, wheelset ordering / building when i get back! 😀 […]

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

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 […]

lopped off the Volpe’s steerer…

so i got bored yesterday and hacked off a section of the Bianchi Volpe’s steerer tube. i was actually really hesitant to do it, but the positioning felt good and i was, as i said before, bored. thankfully though i had a bit of forethought as to potential re-positioning, so i added another 5mm spacer […]

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 […]

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 ’38 schwinns progression…

(a photoshop job using one 650b wheel, sorry joseph 😉 ) 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 […]