Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
27.0 XTR post. Yosemite bound.
Scully Bar Wrap from Profile. Nothing says "Ass Hole" like Profile Scully wrap. I picked up those Scott AT-4 bars a while back, and the wrap is for those. Nothing says "Ass Hole" like Scott AT-4 bars. The bars and the wrap are headed for the GT Avalanche frame I picked up off the fleabay last year. Nothing says "Ass Hole" like a GT.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
So Tuesday, the package arrives...
"Serving Outdoor Professionals Worldwide." Granted that while the box is obviously a reused item, it's still an applicable phrase for display on a package filled with goodies from the good folks at EWR.
OK, I have to come clean...I added that just for the picture, but you know, somehow that message fits the culture of EWR too! Like big boobs and malt liquor.
And inside...the goodies I paid for! SOCKS BABY! Dig that east coast hardcore aggressive style!...or am I laying it on a bit thick? (work with me here...!)
And inside?...because those EWR guys are such cool bad asses?...free loot for me! Woohoo! I'm digging that head badge, and you know I like stickers. I'm a whore for the stickers.
Monday, March 15, 2010
With the key, for some scale and perspective. This bulb is truly dinky. How complicated could it possibly be to replace this thing?
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
...they once insisted on cloaking themselves with this pseudo straight edge ethos. Way too preachy for me thanks. Just make the damn bikes and answer your customer service questions.
A reincarnated Spooky came back around a few years ago after falling off the map a while before that. Lots of good companies from the heyday of the mountain bike boom died and found themselves reborn as empty shadows of their former glory, (ala Syncros.) In an inverse switch to that, here's to hoping the new Spooky is better than the old.
I'll let you be the one to give it a try though...let me know how that goes. Matt?...ready for another 'Metalhead'?
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
But we aint talking about Hackman here, we're talking about international shipping. My skewers, from France, arrived safely, and within a week. Taking about a 3rd of the time to get here than my Saint hub took to get to The Netherlands. Some faith restored in support of offering my eBay goodies for sale to international bidders.
So why so long to ship a hub to Holland?...hmmm. Flooding? Windmill trouble?
And after, sitting in the environment for which modern Land Rovers are made...the driveways of suburbia!
See what I mean. It does not look glaringly lifted, which is what I wanted to avoid. Rather it still has the stock proportions that make Land Rovers sexy. I mean, if you were ever predisposed to think a Rover was sexy. I guess most people think it looks like an Igloo cooler!
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I had intended to do this all on my own, but who am I kidding...I barely find the time to install 7 door knobs in my house, much less safely lift a 3 ton truck! So, I farmed it out to the pros...
The larger Hurricanes rims and 32" Avon tires do a lot to keep the additional 2" of lift from looking too pimpy, and the truck still has a very stock look. Thankfully. Overall the truck is about 3 or so inches higher than when it left the factory. Once upon a time I had all kinds of crazy dreams for this truck, then I grew up and took my head out of my ass and started saving money for my kids. Not that you'd know that from my eBay activity!
I chose the Lenovo because it looks like a laptop...period. Flat black plastic. Free shipping. Perfect. Now I'm doing damage to Ebay from the comfort of my bed! All I need is for somebody to train my Roomba to serve cocktails! I'll need a Roomba too, I guess...
Took a lot of photography skill for me to plan this shot and execute RIGHT when it went to sleep, either that or I've set up my screen saver to look like my hands holding a camera!
Proudly made in China. Grrr,
Overall, I'm quite pleased.
Monday, March 1, 2010
You fans of Canadian mountain bike goodies will probably guess when I give you the following clue: