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 luckymail.com, only the best from Madrid Spain. Turns out Luckymail.com is owned by AOL

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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.