Monday, August 3, 2009

Great Article on LeMond

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Bike Show

I got invited to a First Thursday event down in the Pearl by my good friend Michael. Aug 6th at 6PM at his office Stepchange. There will be 7 builders there.

Details are at the links below

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bike Porn

Finished up the front triangle on Greg's Track Bike. Things are shaping up on the rear triangle.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Memorial Weekend

Well I managed to finish up for the most part my new little scooter. I put a new EPA 2009 certified 2 cycle engine on my very first bicycle frame that I built. It is a blast to ride, hits 50 mph pretty easy but at that speed there is some fear involved. I need to get a larger volume tire on it. Super fun. Running a single speed gear to get it going then you drop the clutch and away you go. I'm going to call it the EM-50 as that was the special project in the movie Stripe's and well, there you go.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

So Lucky I am

Note their e-mail at the bottom, the, only the best from Madrid Spain. Turns out is owned by AOL

Plaza Romano N°19 Planta 5, 

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Rear Drop Out replacement for SP's Trek

Fixed an older Trek bike this weekend. Rear Drop out sheared in half. Could not find a replacement so I ordered two new ones and removed the old ones. Kind of tricky getting the new drops in the old miters but it worked out well and the alignment is spot on. Fun project.

Monday, May 4, 2009

City Club

Went to the City Club forum on Friday. Man 18 builders. Every builder had their painted bikes dressed to the Nines on display. My bike was dressed to the two's. Eric from Coat was there. I bet he was a proud fella with all of his childern on display. Tony P's city bike that he brought was a NeHI Grape soda color but it was mesmerizing, almost like the paint was still wet. Tony made fun of my bike as it was the only bike not painted. "What you can't paint?" Funny. There was a large crowd that showed up. 100-200 folks maybe? Maus was there snapping photos. The speakers were great, Jay, Mia and Nichols talking about bikes and the future. Nichols had an interesting point that the majority of health problems are self inflicted, bad food choices, Alcohol, Smoking, sitting around...etc. It was great to finally get to show a bike to the public. Thanks to City Club and Amy Harris for inviting me and hooking us up with some coffee. 

John's Bike Painted

Here is Johns's Bike all painted up.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

It's my lucky day.
dateThu, Apr 23, 2009 at 3:32 PM
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Thursday, April 16, 2009

May 1st Bike Event with City Club Friday Forum

I got invited to attend a public showing of my bikes with the City Club. A lot of other builders will be there but I wanted to get myself started somehow. Details are below.

Date: Friday, May 1st

Venue: The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th St in downtown Portland

Time: Bikes arrive between 9:30-10:30 (we may be assigning arrival times just to keep things smooth). Doors will open at 11:00am, bike expo 11:00-12:15; panel 12:15-1:15.

Greg's Track Back

Working on getting all the parts ordered for Greg's bike. Going to use the fancy Newvex lugs and I made a color scheme, but I know Greg wants to modify that.

Monday, April 6, 2009

John's Bike is gone

Well I finally finished up John's bike. It is a Hybrid Cross centric frame. I notched a little flair in the seat Tube a (P).  I made some minor mistakes on this frame, mostly cosmetic in nature. I'm pretty proud of getting it done and off to John. He is going to build it up and give me some feedback as he uses it.

Friday, February 13, 2009


Ouch, managed to slice myself open real nice with a mitered tube end while filing, guess I missed and bam. I was in awe about how much it cut me open, could see all the ligiments and tendons moving around. Wife carted me off to the ER for 7 stitches. Compaired to the collar bone this was a walk in the park.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Alright, Back to Business

Got my broken bone almost healed up and finished up John's Prototype. Needless to say it was a whacky Prototype as I inverted the dimensions on the Bottom Bracket Drop. I ordered the Bicycle Forest Bike Cad Program to assit me in dialing in the rider fit Process. Now back to the shop to start mitering tubes and getting things done.