For Sale: Klein Quantum Race + Scattante Ti Cross…

Well, I’m getting out of bikes… no, I completely kidding haha, I’m just selling because I am smitten with a new Ti frameset, the Kona Rove Ti (If anyone has one for sale, please let me know, I’d prefer a 2014 56cm model, but would be ok with any 56cm Rove Ti honestly). Both Frames […]

An update on Olivia’s Trek Singletrack 990 Tourer…

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 […]

Scattante Ti Cross Gets Wheels + More Parts…

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 😉 it’s going to take a bit to learn all of the functions (as I just got the […]

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 […]

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, […]

updates to the Trek 930 SHX

just a bit of an update on the ’93 Trek 930 SHX. so far the upgrades are as such, front to back, Chris King 1 1/8″ headset with a Thomson stemcap, Magura MD80R 80mm travel fork, Avid Ultimates with KoolStop Thinline Salmon pads, DKG 33mm Seatpost clamp, Cane Creek Thudbuster LT 27.2 seatpost, and a […]

yet another Trek, ’93 930 SHX…

so yeah… i got myself ANOTHER Trek, this time a ’93 SingleTrack 930 SHX, it’s basically identical to my ’92 950, but with a different sized seat-post and a suspension fork with a threadless headset. the original Trek Shock Wave fork has been replaced with a newer(ish) Marzocchi Bomber fork, and i’ve pretty much stripped […]

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 […]

mixte became a Kogswell P/R…

sooo, that whole Soma Buena Vista mixte thing? um… yeah… just kinda shifted 😉 it became a much cooler Kogswell P/R (Porteur/Randonneur), thankfully all of the parts (excluding brakes) were a straight swap. right now it’s kitted out as such (front to back): Minoura King Carrier Front Basket/Rack Large, 2x Schmidt E6 dynamo headlights, Velo […]

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

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 […]

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 […]