Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Break!

Hey Gang, another bike today.
Today you're looking at a bike that
was made for Paul Price.

Paul asked for what he was calling an "XC CX."
We settled on a bike that had room for fat cross tires
(45c's in these pics), a 1x10 speed drive train,
drop bars, and slightly slacker geometry
than a traditional cyclocross bike.

As I was taking these pictures, this month's
storm of the century moved in.
Sorry for the droplets.

The music this time 'round is
Iron and Wine. The songs are from
The Shepard's Dog record.
Lovesong of the Buzzard
Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
Boy with a Coin

Oh yea, part two.
The theme of our road trip started as
"Let Go 2010" but we decided that
sounded totally last year, so we shortened
it up a bit to "Let Go."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Full Blown Touring

Steve Brawley is the recipient of this touring rig.
This bike was built for one thing in mind: loading up,
and being able to comfortably go the distance,
no matter where that might be.

While the bike may look gentlemanly enough,
it will fit a 45c knobby tire, just in case the
desire for a gravel road tour strikes.
Not that gentle people can't ride dirt roads...

I've decided that painting or pin striping lugs
is the hardest paint job around.
It takes so much concentration and technical ability.
More than I've got, anyway.

Plain and simple lug lines.

Here are some more of those racks that so
carefully repeat the lines of the bike.

I've already told Steve that if he
doesn't want this bike, for whatever reason,
I'll happily take it back.

Music pick: Jawbox
Just dissonant enough to remember
that is was the 90's in DC.
Good stuff.
I like them very much. Always have.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Now that I'm totally famous I'll only be taking orders from celebrities,
celebrity chefs, celebrities' assistants, and celebrities' pet caregivers,
and celebrity chefs' pet caregivers.
Thank you.