Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Salsa on da gift card!

Salsa goodies...compliments of a gift card from my brother. What was the gift card for, I hear you ask?... both f you? Well, as you can probably figure out on your own unless you've spent the last 3 years of this blog's existence trapped under something heavy in your basement... FleaBay baby!

35mm purple Salsa Lip Lock seat collar.

And a set of Schlick Salsa Skewers in fancy schmancy blue. I dig the blue stuff, that's pretty common knowlege around One Utahdog Tower World Congress of the Americas, but in secret Im also a sweaty slut for the purple. Ohhh, it rubs the lotion on its skin!! Oop!...uh, sorry about that.

What can I say...we all have our secrets. Next thing you know I'll own up to puffing nasty White Owl Grape Cigarillos in the bathroom! The shame of it all.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

eBay for the hOliday!

'Tis the season!

For a nice red SDG Comp Ti!

And a 29.4mm 425 length Syncros post! (with a free Thomson seat post bag!)

And a 31.8mm 410 Thomson post! (to go with the free bag? What the hell is WRONG with me!?)

And a "NOS Marzocchi Z1"! (I'll explain the quotes soon!)

And a lobotomy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry ME!

Happy holiday wishes to myself this festive season. You know how much I love to do things for myself, so when the opportunity presents itself for me to buy myself some goofus mcpoofus VRC crap, well, you know I'm going to take it.

So... Merry Xmas...all you haters.

46 tooth SG ring, NOS. 32 Hole XTR M900 front hub, and...for the old Trombone player in me, some tuning slide lube for the Blessing D88. Toot Toot! File this post under "Lube"... and "Goats" for good measure.

You can buy anything from eBay without ever leaving the couch.

God Bless America.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Conversation with an Engineer

As a cycling advocate and planner, I can't begin to tell you the number of times I've had this conversation with a transportation engineer. Video compliments of

We over think things in government and planning. Always.

Friday, December 10, 2010


Freezing temperatures here in Florida mean I've been bringing my new shiny friend into the house and sleeping with it. I am warped.

Also feel free to sweat my vintage Preway fireplace and my topographic and geological maps of Zion National Park. Dork alert!

Thursday, December 9, 2010


EWR update pics!

Remaining from the last incarnation, SDG and Altek, Race Face Diabolus bar and post and the Profile stem, Race Face Atlas topo cranks and gold BB and a Gold Chris King. Added for this time around are the AMP F3 Carbon fork and the brand spanking new 217 Sunset Deore DX wheels, complete with Surly single Speed conversion.

Those of you paying attention will notice only a rear brake. Being a single speeder, this means I only have one cable.

From da front. The AMP fork. When I picked up the AMP B4 (MB) as a complete bike, I only intended to keep the fork, the rest has or will head to eBay.

Rear DX, as a single speed.

One would wonder, why a chain tensioner on a horizontal drop frame?...well, the drops are too shallow and the wheel must be pulled very far back in the drops, which negates the EWRs short chainstays...not good and not fun so QR it is.

And a dumpy little Avid brake. They work great, better than most, and I only have one brake on the bike so it had better be worth something other than glamor points. This Avid fits the bill.

She's a fun one. I'm glad that after all these years (it spent a few of those years with a buddy of mine) I still have this bike.