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 πŸ˜‰ 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 […]

the Strong Foco Road all painted up…

A big update here. So, the big reveal! Haha, or something like that. Two and half weeks ago I spent an afternoon packing the fork, stem, spacers, and frame together and I shipped it all down to Ruckus Composites in Portland, OR to have it all paint matched to the frame. Less than a week […]

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 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 […]

started working on the SV650S again…

Wow, so it’s been awhile since I’ve had the SV out from under it’s table cloth covering, cowering in the corner of the garage like a wounded animal. (haha, what?!) But as it’s too cruddy to bike or really work on the Wagoneer, I was in need of a project to keep my idle mind […]

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, […]

nearly a year later, Trek 750 Multitrack…

so after nearly a year the here’ the Trek 750 Multitrack again, yes, one more iteration πŸ˜‰ I was never super keen on the wheelset I’d build previously, namely because it wasn’t really wide enough in the rear hub arena, so that had to change. the new wheelset is a combination of an SP PV-8 […]

new bike, Scattante (Lynskey) Titanium Cross…

hey there everybody, so here goes, this is my latest bike acquisition, a Scattante Titanium Cross. just drove down to get it in Portland, OR last week to snag it up. these frames were built for a very short period by Lynskey and sold by Performance Bike under their (purchased) name of Scattante. it’s supposedly […]

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

Pacenti Pari-Moto’s for the Spooky Darkside XC…

just a quick update on the Spooky. yesterday i got all the parts that were needed to finish up the wheelset, though i didn’t actually get the mail until today πŸ˜‰ what was needed was the 20mm-QR front hub adapters and skewers, i had received the Pacenti Pari-Moto 38x650b tires and some Kenda tubes earlier […]

short Spooky Darkside XC update…

i was looking outside at the light fading and it was just a pretty fall evening i had to scoop up the Spooky and carry it outside for a quick photo opp. anyhow, spooky is coming along nicely, as you can see the housings are all routed, the bars are taped up and the wheels […]

more pics of the Klein Quantum Race…

just thought it’d be nice to get some more detail and distance shots of the Klein Quantum Race with it’s new Soul Kozak + DT Swiss RR440 wheelset, i’m just mildly proud of it/them πŸ˜‰ -peter

a wheelset for the Klein Quantum Race…

well, after a long wait, i finally received the DT Swiss RR440 24h front rim and the Asymmetric 32h rear, which of course i had to immediately build πŸ˜‰ the front is laced up with; Sapim Laser spokes (2.0-1.5-2.0 butted), DT Swiss brass spoke head washers, DT Swiss alloy nipples (two red nipples around the […]

getting ready for wheel building…

just setting up, should be getting my spokes today and that’s the last link in the chain as far as building up the wheelset… c’mon USPS!!! πŸ˜‰ -peter

as always, parts in the mail…

so, it seems like this is a constant in my life, something to complain about right? πŸ˜‰ but the majority of the components for the Trek 950’s wheelset are in the mail: some Velo Orange Diagonale 650b rims (36h as usual), Sapim double butted (14[2.0]/15[1.8]/14) spokes from Lee Kilpatrick (a great guy and always cuts […]

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! πŸ˜€ […]

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