And so a toast...
Monday, May 31, 2010
And so a toast...
Friday, May 28, 2010
Remember that I picked up a Yokota Yosemite Columbus OR tubed frame a while back, with the intention of painting it up in a topographic map style, (see the Yokota thread link there on the right to get up to speed), well I'm finally moving on with the frame alterations.
And these upper mounts. Such nice noodling for the derailleur cables and the rear brake, and then this rack junk tacked on to the stays with brass. Ugly.
Drive side, before the final clean up. Best to cut conservatively, as you can always take more off, but you can't put it back on! Well, not easily anyway...
Drive with a little cleanup underway.
Seat stays lose their tacky little rack mounts too. Again, before final cleanup, or during anyway.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
The vent on the front. It is screened and louvered to keep out the critters and rain.
Door and filler wall. The both of them will be painted the original red as the doors were...to keep the same proportion of red in the look of the shed.
Monday, May 24, 2010
First 2 days were at EPCOT. I love EPCOT. EPCOT is the grown man's Disney experience. The rest of Disney is for sticky little smelly children covered head to toe in a foul cocktail of poo and gooey candy.
It was the Spring Flower Festival at EPCOT. Pretty neat-o. We breezed right by all this stuff to try to make our dinner reservation at Mexico, but when we got there Jane freaked out at the sight of the volcano mural and insisted we needed to leave ASAP. We were hungry and tired and thirsty and you know what that means!...
Yup! All you can eat at Germany, and beers as big as your skull! Yeehaa!
Friday, May 21, 2010
...painted in the worst abomination of a color scheme Klein ever splattered on a frame. I had a Quantum road bike back in the day that was sprayed this color, and it is truly as ugly as it looks.
Kooka cranks... *ugh!*
So nasty. But, in case you've been struck on the head with something sharp lately, and your judgement has been severely compromised, these babies are currently on the flea. Knock your bad self out, because you will not be bidding against me.
EDIT! - and cooler heads prevail as these nasty things sell for less than $75. U-G-L-Y!
Friday, May 7, 2010
28 hole, for the pair. NOS 217 Sunsets. $51! If I weren't such a fat pig I'd have given these a spin for that price.
Altek blacks, sold on a BIN - Best Offer listing for $125. I have two sets of black, so I let these slide. Too rich for me to pay that for a third pair.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tow company should also sweep up the spill-dry absorbing agent spread over the fluid leaks that inevitably come with a car wreck. They don't...instead leaving the spill-dry and the fluids to seep into the street drains, and then into the St Johns River.
Lazy. Just lazy. Lazy cops, and lazy tow truck operators, and lazy citizens who don't say anything when they see this disgraceful crap all over their city. This junk is on a bridge, so you know where the next stop is, right?...Yup. The River. The worst part is, some ass-munch actually took the time to MOVE the debris from the roadway and put it up on the curb!? Why not put it on the truck in the first place!
Sloppy and lazy people disgust me.
Styrofoam bumper pads, and over by the blue bridge support...a window held together with tinting film. How long would picking this up take?
I mean, if it's already, I don't know...YOUR JOB?
An air filter element. Are you kidding me? They left an air filter on the sidewalk in the middle of a bridge downtown? L-A-Z-Y!
Now if you'll excuse me, I gotta go polish up my Kevlar for the next big drug bust. Word is COPS is filming on location right here in the River City. I might even step out of my air-conditioned cruiser for this one.
Rode the ti mountain bike though. I usually sport a mountain bike on my commutes around town so that I can hop over all the crap that gets left in the street by lazy people.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Reasonably affordable too. There should be an economic indicator established based on the fluctuation in value of a set of 217 Sunsets. A single rim sold a few days ago for a little less than 30 bucks...I fell asleep. Can you sleep through other economic indicators? I know you can sleep through college....
More street art at the S&L Flickr page.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Pretty, sure. But ass none-the-less!