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 πŸ˜‰ ), the saddle […]

planning out a mixte…

so it seems that i have a mixte build-up in the works, someday i’ll get back to the pre-war schwinn i swear! anyhow, back to the subject at hand, a mixte build, what’s a mixte you ask? well the late Sheldon Brown explains it as such, A style of lady’s frame in which the “top tube” consists […]

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 […]

the Volpe all fender’ed up…

just some snaps of the Bianchi Volpe with some Velo Orange (VO) 45mm Stainless fenders, finally starting to look like a tourer πŸ˜‰ i have to say how enthused i am by the VO fenders, i’ve purchased them before and they’ve never ceased to impress me. the kit that comes with them has pretty much […]

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 […]

a quick shot of the Gunnar…

just a quick snap of the Gunnar from the other day, hated the light so didn’t bother with any more, hope to have some more this week. love my Campy equipped Gunnar Sport, but more about that in the next post on it πŸ˜‰ -peter

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 […]

the Volpe, now with the ability to stop…

got bored today and had a little spare time, ended up setting up brake cables and housing, damn, it’s a monster!!! definitely going to be able to do some stoppies!!! haha not sure if that’s such a good thing πŸ˜‰ -peter

the Volpe is true! round and round we go…

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/25252933[/vimeo] so just a video of the Volpe’s rear wheel spinning around showing it’s trueness and roundness, makes me happy πŸ™‚ -peter

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 […]

Bianchi Volpe back from powder coating…

so, just got the Volpe back from the powder coaters, colors more olive than i thought, but i still like it. got bored and cleaned up the headset and bottom bracket faces to install the two parts i had sitting around πŸ˜‰ more as it get it, -peter

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 […]

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 πŸ˜‰ ) 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 […]

the Univega turned into a Bianchi…

so after i had the Univega almost all ready to be powdercoated what should come along? an older lugged Bianchi thats what! it seems to be of the 80’s vintage, made in Italy, Columbus steel, pretty lugs, and that handmade quality that put Bianchi on the map. all the parts are coming together slowly as […]