Before, sitting on my den floor.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Before, sitting on my den floor.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Early Z2 Bomber, $90.
Control Tech 1" stem, $44.
Race Face System stem, $15.
Race Face chainring set, $88.
Monday, May 23, 2011
No word how Caroline did yet, but I'm sure she laid waste to the females and probably chumped out a few dozen dudes to boot. She's a beast.
Friday, May 20, 2011
New schedule is...7:30-4:30 work time, I bail out of work and beat the going home rush hour traffic to the park and I'm on the trails by 5. Two hours and about 12-15 miles later and I've gotten in a good days work. Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) makes for a nice compliment to weekend trips around the state that I have to make to hit the trails.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
31.8 top pull STX front derailleur. As I mentioned in an earlier post...these suckers are nicely made, and a crap load lighter than many modern derailleurs. This one is headed to the TST. Buy now and save!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Here, sitting in the weeds of my overgrown lawn, sans brakes and drivetrain.
Race Face Turbines and bash guard, Fox DHX shock, more Deore XT in the pedals and front derailleur...
Rock Shox Revelation coil fork, BB7s with a 185mm disc up front...
Sachs Quartz shifters. Twisties are good, just ask your local porn addicts.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Alteks with a stratospheric BIN of $199.
Sachs Power Grip front shifters, total 3, to match some Power Grip 8 speeders I ganked a few years ago, cheap.
"We're getting low on gas, Mav, let's land this sucker!"
"Cougar's in trouble!"
LX grade bottom bracket, for Race Face Turbine application...73x110mm
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Kona O-Beam titanium post. Kona didn't always churn out gutless inported crap. Back in the day they were responsible for some pretty swanky stuff. This here be a very very nice titanium post. $202
Paul brake brace, in green. I'm a slut for green anodizing. I'm not a slut for Paul stuff. $75.
Ritchey 2X9 Sachs shifters. Proving once again that there are no new ideas, Sachs made these 2X shifters long before SRAM regurgitated the idea back in our laps with XX. Of course, Sachs became part of SRAM, but still....there's shame here somewhere I can smell it.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
The fabled Mantis Pro Floater for example. This one sold for $585, which is a pretty good buy for a bike with all the goodies this one has...IRD brakes, Kingsbury/American Classic Ti post, AC cranks, early logo-less King headset, M900 XTR bits and a Ringle freewheel hubset. Too bad these frames are so brittle and prone to cracking that they are practically perforated...
And this one is from the WTF files. A titanium road bar, mitered and welded at all the typical turns and drops instead of mandrel bent and swagged. You'd have to be puffing the chiba big time to buy into this logic. Can those angles be comfortable at all? Meh! (still on the flea for sale though, so smoke up, Johnny!)
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
Plus they have some loud pit bull mix dog that charges the fence out by Jane's playset whenever we're over there...so the time had come for us to erect a bit of privacy of our own.
So stick that in your obnoxious pit bull and smoke it, bitches!
These forged aluminum cranks were on eBay a few weeks ago, and sold for a whopping $257. I was so impressed and amazed that I decided to list my Syncros Revolution steel cranks, which are more valuable than the alloy cheapies, and see how they'd roll...
...and roll they did! $305 shipped! God Bless America.