Would you like a hand-cut, hand-stitched custom leather U-lock cover? Yeah? Would you like one more than you'd like about 45 bucks? If so, we should talk!
Yesterday @carbonknifeco turned my beat-to-shit Spyderco back into a knife. I wish I had a before pic. A year of slashing at cardboard boxes, an instantly regretted decision to let the knife sharpening guys at the farmers market give it a go, and who knows how many odd jobs had this blade looking like the 3-legged swaybacked mule of pocketknives. They ground it down past the serrations, left an edge I could shave with if I knew what shaving was, and only charged me a sum that I'd have gladly paid just to see their kitchen knife collection in person. Fams, perfectly sharpening a knife ain't for the faint. Bring them your best cuttin' horse right now and tag me in the before/after. I wanna see it.
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One of Oh, Wheelie?'s first customers, and favoritest of all time is named Susan. The first time I complained about seeing Susan toodling by with grocery bags hanging from her handlebars, I suggested that she get me to install a rear rack and purchase some pannier bags (You know, cuz safety third). Susan's reply: "Someday I'll be a real cyclist." "But Susan, I've seen you ride past the shop thru snow/rain/asteroids/hellfire every day since I've been here. Wtf do you think a real cyclist is?" So, Susan's bike got stolen from her yard a month ago, and she's been on a shop loaner (with pannier rack & bag) ever since, while I was building up this basement special. Susan is probably in her 50's, and is one of the loveliest people, so I wanted her to have the most reliable bike in town, so here it is: Late 1980's Peugeot Mojave with 7-speed freehub wheels, Selle Royal springer seat, some Ergon GP1 Biokork grips that came on my used Soma xc bike for some reason, Schwalbe Delta Cruiser Plus tires, and orange seal in the tubes. She still likes to keep an eye on her shit, so she insisted that I put a basket up front instead of a rear rack. Whatever, Susan. If I see you with more grocery bags dangling from your bars, we'll have ourselves another little talk. Til then, this lil rig should get you anywhere you need to be, all for a hell of a lot less than I hope you expected to spend. 💖💖💖
Wanna peel it so bad.
Don't lose any fingers and DO NOT start a forest fire!
Triple digits today. Drink lots of water, eat some sea salt, and if you see a sprinkler... Disclaimer: #MarcelTheShopcat is still an indoor-only cat. He got this way from me petting him with wet hands. Please shut the door quickly when you enter/exit the shop. And @pinsnowb will tell ya how I get when somebody props the door open! 🚑🚓🚓
Don't remember what it was, but it weighed exactly 27lbs. #KyleTheShopGinger vs #27lbs
Not bike related: if your kittybuddy or doggiebuddy is a salad lover, try staging a batch of ten or so coffee cups with soil and a couple of pinches of oat or wheat grass under a counter or in the fridge. That way, when the cup by their food bowl starts looking a little flaccid, you can grab another cup, water it and set it by a window to sprout. That's how #MarcelTheShopcat gets his #BottomlessSalad.
Don't worry, they're just freshening Davie up a bit.
If you don't already have a CLEM, we can get you one! These lil troublemakers are one hell of a lot of fun, and the final run of this model is coming in the fall, so don't hem & haw too long, k? #ClemSmithJr
Every time I sniff pink peonies, everything around me vanishes, and I find myself standing in the room at the nursing home where my dad's story came to its anticlimactic end. Thanks @beetandyarrow for letting me know these were in season. They'll look much better when my wife gets home and rearranges them. Til then, I'll be here feeling like I'm holding my dad's ghost in my arms...I mean working on bikes. I'll be working on bikes.
Hey I'm doing a thing this Monday! Not to worry, the weekly friend-o ride will still happen if we can get @imaginger to lead. Click @harmonyinbadtaste for more info!
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Found this lil' singer in the basement. Gave him a bath & a few squirts of oatmeal water, and he hasn't really moved from where the second pic was taken, an hour ago. Anybody know what else I should be doing? Never been a bird dad.