Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bike Build Process Log: Ye Blacke Death – BBs and Hubbees

Two quick updates on the YBD project front. Bottom Bracket.I installed it. Shimano, basic, tight, smooth. Good to go! Wheels.Hereby completed by our man Joe at 718cyclery.com, and shipped!We could be, and should be, go for ridery this weekend! Continue reading

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Bike Build Process Log: Villain 3.0 – Swappery

My conversion of my previously-converted fixed-gear Look to a road bike is well underway. In fact, thanks to some late night enthusiasms, it’s almost done!I’ve never built up a road bike before. I’ve done simple maintenance, but frankly, the majority o… Continue reading

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You Dirty Crook

As we talked about in our Aids Lifecycle ride reports, we came out fully prepared to deal with all sorts of mechanical calamity. We didn’t want to rely on the Cannondale bike tech support for our fixed-gears, in case they didn’t have the right tools fo… Continue reading

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campy toolPorn

TRACKO had this up a while back and i just got around to it. absolutely gorgeous. Continue reading

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Finally a Porsche for Us to Envy

Or rather, a Porsche i WISH was crowding me on Paradise Drive…http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaQB_tgS … r_embedded Continue reading

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great stolen bike recovery story

THIS isn’t so much great because of anything all that unique that happened in the recovery of the bike, but moreso in the victim’s amazingly cool attitude about it. when you get to the end of the story, where he’s offered apologies from the thieves’ p… Continue reading

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Bike Build Process Log: Villain 3.0 – Strippery!

OK, now that I’m back from Aids Lifecycle, it’s project time! What’s life without projects, I ask? Well, a projectless life, certainly, but anyway, onward…I have four concurrent bike projects underway, and this is the first report from those efforts…. Continue reading

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TLTC Ride Report: Grinds Before Coffee

So today I dropped wrongTank off to have some touch-up paint work done in Corte Madera. Just like my trips to the local Apple Store, this means riding back over Camino Alto to get back to Mill Valley for work. Having been off the bike for any real eff… Continue reading

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TLTC Ride Report: Team Lope’s Youngest Member

On Father’s Day, I finally got to realize one of my dreams: go on a ride with wee Z, Team Lope’s youngest member. We used the big back-mounted seat we inherited from friend Carey, attached to RedCoat, and wifebot(tm) was on her Bianchi Brava, which she… Continue reading

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ALC9 post-ride cleanup

i’m not typically one to clean my bike fastidiously, but when it’s nasty and it’s been ridden hard without a tuneup for 813 miles, 570 of which were one single trip, well, it’s time.my bike had a bunch of accessories (water bottle cages and a cyclomete… Continue reading

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