Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 30th, 2016!

Well, it's been a busy couple of months! Glad to have CANADA DAY tomorrow!
I sure could use the rest! And maybe work on some of my bikes. I got a few more bikes last weekend, and I've been itching to get to them!
 But not sure how much progress I'll have, as I'm taking a trip up North in a couple of days!

Hope you're all doing well!

Friday, March 4, 2016

March 2016

How's it going? Almost back into the swing of things, and by that I mean I've been forcing myself to bike to work again. This week was 3 times, including today, and forecast calls for rain here in Vancouver. Yup, I'm mostly a fair weather rider, but I'll brave it today.
 Onto the bikes...so I guess a resident moved out recently, and took their bikes with them, which meant more available bike racks in the bike room! I know, who cares, but this to me is a small victory as I now occupy an entire row in the bike room I most frequent! I often get questioned as to where I store all my bicycles since I live in a small apartment. There's your answer! On one of our parking levels, there are 5 bike rooms, with multiple bike racks! Yes, I've pretty much taken over 1 whole bike room with my own bikes, but there are still plenty of available racks in the other rooms.
 Here's the latest bike build. I picked up this 1990 Specialized Rock Hopper back in 2014 at an auction. It has been hanging around, since I couldn't decide whether to rebuild it, or just sell it as-is. Finally got around to stripping it, and turned it into a single-speed. It's a solid bike, since it's made of steel & has a rigid fork. Found some old parts kicking around and threw those on there, but I did have to buy a new chainring & chain. Found 2 pairs of Deore LX cantilever brakes at Our Community Bikes! I've named this one Special Ed...by taping over the 'iz' in Specialized. I know, brilliant!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

February 2016!

Ah, it's been a long while! What's up cyber world?? Biking...nope, haven't done much so far this year. Became soft again and became a fairweather rider. Going to change that, since I've no excuses as I do have all the prerequisite rain gear to ride. Yes, I've since switched offices, but now my commute is actually flatter AND closer. AND along a bike route the ENTIRE WAY. I hear ya, no excuses now! Bikes. Yup, got a few more, sold a few more. And various projects which are barely built, almost built, and everything in-between. Ok, a few photos, because that's what we're here for.
The old school Trek 520 that I got as a frame. Rides as smooth as my previous 520, but got to do some tweaking to get the fit right. 
KHS Solo One. I wish this was my bike, but it's not. I've the frame/fork, but been on the fence about building it up. Do I really need another single speed mtn bike? (The answer is yes, but really no)
Raleigh Back Alley S/S, Fixie. Since sold.
Giant OCR W(oman). Super small, like 46.5cm, for sale.
Giant Boulder franken bike. Threw all my mishmash of parts onto this frame, such as:
Kona saddle, MEC seatpost, Scott stem, Specialized handlebar, Manitou front shock, Bontrager tires, Deore crankset. Hey, at least it rides, who wants it??