Inspection discovery avoids full suspension teardown and rebuild

The sleek carbon fiber and titanium, un worn out, Specialized Future Shock FSX Rock Shox was not holding air in one side. I liked this damn thing, it’s perfect for street riding; light, compact, and short travel. I went to start a tear down and investigate what could be the problem. Of course, I want [more...]

 
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...]

Mar 052017
 
 

Street wheels for speedy bicycle conversion: http://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Complete-wheelset-mountain-replacement/dp/B014Z0QYVY/ref=sr_1_2?s=outdoor-recreation&ie=UTF8&qid=1441478798&sr=1-2

Nov 042014
 
Memorial

Ladies and Gentlemen: My good friend and former roommate, the musician Wayne Static has died. Please think condolences. Thank you https://madmimi.com/p/56cc75/preview.html

 
How to lock a bicycle outside #54

Here is a well locked cool bike. Note the axle locks keeping the wheels secure, which then allow the fork to be secure when the front wheel is locked to the frame.

 
Dirt ride august 2012

1) The late summer weather for our trip to exotic Michigan was outstanding. Sunny, clear, not humid, not debilitatingly hot. It had strangely rained in early August, so the grass was green and lush and the trees were happy. One significant climatological difference this summer was that there were very few nuisance insects. Something about [more...]

 

Yes, I have ridden by smashed houses, splintered trees, and cars lined for miles to get gas. http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/locals-embrace-biking-in-hurricane-sandy%E2%80%99s-aftermath/

 

So has a reporter for the New York Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/02/nyregion/with-transportation-snarled-in-brooklyn-bicycles-roam-free.html?_r=0

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