Sunday, January 30, 2011

In Box

New arrivals to the spacious corporate offices of One Utahdog Center World Congress of the Americas.

New Old Stock Sachs Bicycle Components sticker. I had a bajillion of these from the Interbikes of my past, but they are all gone. 3 bucks later and I can relive my irresponsible past. Now if I could just talk my wife into letting me put my big red rolling toolbox back in the kitchen where I used to keep it...

And this little item. It is actually a breast awareness (or breast cancer awareness for the rest of you. I'd rather just be aware of the breasts!) helmet. I've got a friend who is a die-hard Lions fan. Of course the Lions stink, and pretty much always have, (at least since they fired Wayne Fontes and the karma from that ill advised move bit them in the ass) and this little beauty will be the centerpiece of a wee bit of taunting.

Friday, January 28, 2011

More Out Door

More bits from the bottom of the bin. "Bin Sweepings" as my grandfather would say...

Kona Velocity stem.

Red Shimano DX pedals.

Race Face SRX ISIS bottom bracket.

Orphaned Dia Compe SS-5 lever.

Kona K-9 steel ISIS cranks.

28 hole XTR M900 hub.

Tange Switchblade fork crown.

And a well used Race Face bash guard for 110bcd cranks.

So buy now and save already, because these goodies are hotter than a goat's ass in a pepper patch! My grandfather never said that, by the way...

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The ones that got away...

Specialized S-Works Steel - $260.00

Fishlips Toxic Tuna Titanium - $319.52

WTB Phoenix Titanium - $1750.00

I was following the three of them, and while I wasn't necessarily ready to spring on anything, I must say that I did figure out in my head what I could sell the parts on the WTB for were I to pull the trigger. Cooler heads prevailed though, so my kid can still go to college.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More Out Door and a few Never 4 Sale bits

Out door...Marzocchi Bomber EXR fork. This was from my wife's bike, and briefly the white EWR single speed. It aint light, and the wife now has my Revelation fork, while the EWR is sporting vintage AMP goodness. Out it goes.

And from the going nowhere files...

NOS Deore and Deore XT rear short cage derailleurs. These are from my stores of NOS short cages, and because these no longer have their boxes, they live on a shelf in the den next to a nice set of Cook Bros CBRs , a ceramic elephant, and a 10th anniversary Land Rover Discovery badge. I'm a goober.


The shelf was flat. It was flat and brown. The brown, flat shelf was good. Good and packed with bits. Bits one might find on travels to Pamplona, for the bull fights.

"Do you love me dear?" she asked.

"Hmmm" I mumbled.

"You trite little man!" she blithered " Why must you be so hurtful? Why can't it be like it was in Pamplona? Surely you remember how happy we were, back in the spring, in Pamplona, before all these little worthless trinkets cluttered our lives and diluted our love!"

She was work. Too much work. Women should be ripe fruit, not work. The bits and trinkets would stay. They were good bits. Good trinkets. They were not work.

"Enough woman!" I barked. "Enough with this hateful rot!"

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Out Door - Ground Control

Today, skinwall tires are hard to come by it seems...

...and I pulled these old girls off a bike that I recently parted out. I'm not going to use them, so you know what happens next...

Monday, January 24, 2011

eBay out door!

Sifting through the bins, I uncovered some spares that I'll never use, so out the door they go!

A fine specimen of the Deore DX long cage derailleur...

And a fine specimen of the Deore DX long cage derailleur.

You are not seeing double, I just have deep parts bins and no idea what sits at the bottom.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Scenic Jacksonville

Soooo.... you're pretty much just like every other shit box rental community in Florida?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mo Betta eBay Booty!

Shopping for a handlebar and you know what that means...

It means I found a handlebar... an LP Composites bar, made in the USA. Me shopping also means...

... collateral damage. In this case, an LP seat post...

...and another spare set of Turbines.

Me Be Geek.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Buell Paramount

Hanging on the wall in Greenway cycles, Santos Florida... Paramount full suspension.

GT RTS my ass... Leave it to Buell to come up with the weirdest rocker driven linkage suspension bike I've ever seen in person. It had great paint, and decent build quality. A funky little piece, and nifty to see hanging on the wall.

Full frame view. Weirdness incorporated.

And of course, you know I had to try to buy it. No dice.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Out Door

Heading out the polished gleaming doors of One Utahdog Center, World Congress of the Americas...

DX platform clipless pedals. They weight a ton... each... but they will be the last pedals you ever buy.

Sun SOS rims and Ringle' Disc Jockey hubs wheelset. The blue EWR finally gets a proper set of wheels in keeping with my retro-minded interests, so the pre-built interim set hits the streets. Ever try to describe a set of wheels for sale that come from one of your 8 or so built bikes? I usually just call everything "my spare bike." Either way, the things have maybe 200 miles or so.

Buy now and save!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Rocky Mountain Cirrus

One of my Retro minded Internet friends contacted me and asked if I was interested in a free Rocky Mountain Cirrus. Now, there are two things in that sentence I'm interested in... Rocky Mountain and Free. I'll take a slap in the face if its free.

It's a 17" frame, so I can't use it... too small... but I can scrub it up and polish it and sticker it and show it some love. Then I'm not sure what I'll do with it. Maybe I'll make it into a lamp.

Just kidding.



Thursday, January 13, 2011

eBay Goodies!

A little shopping for stupid bike crap over the last few weeks has yielded some pretty good little bits, and a few dork-wad items that only a goofball like me would love.

Sakae Powerbulge titanium bars...and a KORE stem that will find its way thru the out door shortly. I no wanna da KORE.

Red Ringle cage with bracket. Rubbing on the inside isn't an issue to me because this cage will land on a bike that gets used.

And here's where it all goes sideways. You see...clearly...that I am a slut for dorky stickers...any dorky long as the subject matter is bikes, food, beer, cars, travel and adventure. Call them lifestyle stickers. Call me a big dorky putz. I'm OK with it. I've been a big dorky putz for 40 years.

Spare Brodie goodies. At least I have a Brodie!

WTB Anniversary .

Rock Shox original logo dealership sticker.

And a Marzocchi dealership sticker.

Me + sticker = Sweaty Tramp.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Michigan - December, 2010

We did our now annual December trip to Michigan to visit the wife's family and throw our child out into the cold. There was no snow when we landed, but we knew that was short lived. Apparently it snows 11 months of the year in Michigan, and the other month, known locally as "Summer", is distinguished by the annual hail of bullets strewn randomly about the streets of Detroit.

Sure enough, we awoke to the beginnings of a nice frosty blanket of white. I love Hampton Inns.

Somewhere behind us, warm summer.

Jane Wallows in the snow. Here she's been pelted with a few thousand snow balls, thrown by yours truly!

Table Cakes!

Lake Michigan shore, Traverse City. These summer views are why people flock to the warmth of the Michigan Coast.

Table Cake dos!

Fabled M22, coastal road. M22 rivals the California PCH for scenic grandeur, according to Wilfred Pozniak, long time cherry orchard worker and avid naked wind surfer.

There is, of course, no Wilfred Pozniak.

But if you squint, you can see him here, working the orchard...

...and here, freakin' on the fierce waves of awesomeness that are Lake Michigan, his danglies frosting over in the chilly surf.

Family farm shots. The big barn sits quietly in the snow.

And like a bound up fat man in the bathroom stall of your local Golden Corral, a wagon waits for its next load.

Michigan trips are always a good time, and winter, all kidding aside, is a great time to visit.

Wilfred Pozniak paid me to say that.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

eBay Out-Door... AMP B4

On the way out of the spacious international shipping suites and loading docks of One Utahdog Center, World Congress of the Americas, is this AMP B4 mountain bike frame. This B4 is branded with Mercedes Benz badging, and was originally offered through Benz dealers as an option to agro-urbanite wannabe customers who were purchasing the tragically under engineered, wallowy and obese ML Sport Utility Vehicle, (minivan).

But underneath all that marketing broo-haha, is a swell AMP B4.

I'm selling this with an XT front derailleur and Control Tech seat post.

Previous owner widened out one of the AMP fittings here on the chainstay yoke.

From below.

But don't let all that MB marketing crap fool you... it is an AMP. You weren't dumb enough to buy an ML300 were you?

Buy now and save!