Roadster Max bicycle

The project started out to be as a Scorcher. Like those late 1800s simple, direct, bikes the scorcher guys rode.       But really, I need multispeed shifting and brakes here on the street, also I need to learn about disc brakes. Plus I need to learn more about larger 700c wheels. So, big [more...]

 
Roadster Max

I found a murdered-out 1 year old high end Specialized hybrid for sale. Frame was great, chipped and gunked like a retired delivery bike, but straight. The bike came with a rigid fork, and a smaller 26”, wide mountain bike wheel, with high end tire and rotor, but no brake.   2015 Specialized Crosstrail Sport [more...]

 
Black and Blue

The latest in fixed gear urban riding performance of the day. Aluminum aero frame with steel plate fork ends. Easton carbon fiber seatpost. Carbon fiber handlebars with suede bar tape.  Selle Italia Trans Am saddle.  Cane Creek headset, Specialized tires, and more! The experiment here was to keep the entire machine, but especially to keep [more...]

 
Swapping a Rim to Improve Bicycle Performance

The rim of a bicycle wheel can be exchanged for a new one. This can be done for maintenance, to replace a worn rim, or a rim can be replaced with a wider, narrower, or lighter rim to improve bicycle performance.   The accepted literature on the subject of wheels, by Brandt, explains in detail [more...]

 
Baddass Cruiser Bicycle

From my experience of building a high handlebar chopper, I learned the value of giant rear tire / skinny front tire. The problem, I discovered, is that the eye perceives the skinny tire as having a smaller diameter, compared to the fat tire. Optical illusion, and not the way I want it. I could visualize [more...]

 
The New Roadster

The face of the new roadster. High power and Sharp handling A resurrected classic design for urban exploration I have wanted to build a classic Roadster for quite a while. This twitchy criterium frame may not have been the best choice, but the hyper-active handling matches my environment well. One big advantage of this frame [more...]

 
Bad Ass Hybrid

Never thought there could be such a thing as a Bad Ass Hybrid. Here is a light aluminum big tube frame 2003 Gary Fisher Utopia, renovated. Finish: raw aluminum with clear coat. The Rock Shox on the front make street riding faster, easier, and more controllable. The wide range 27 speed drivetrain, Shimano Deore LX, [more...]

 
Black and Blue

The latest in fixed gear urban riding performance of the day. Aluminum frame, steel fork ends, carbon fiber post and bars, Selle Italia, Cane Creek, Specialized, Easton, and more! Brakeless, and tiny 12 tooth Dura-Ace cog kept the entire machine minimalized.

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