Tonight! 6pm. All are welcome. You won't get left behind. We're all out of shape too. Except @francccccisco, but he can take the chair. Bring your lights, lock and water at the very least. Maybe a snack. Learn all the shortcuts! Meet some new friends! Freeze your ass off and love it! Eat tacos maybe! Don't overthink it, just join us!
FAQ: why...? A: Because detail work is the only thing that gives me any sanity anymore.
My cousin Jake this one time decided to take one up to 103 just to see what would happen, after that, all kinds of weird shit started happening. Little things, like his phone would ring and he'd just hear a clicking noise, or he'd look at his cup of coffee and the top surface of the liquid would be sort of diagonal, like there was something wrong with the gravity. He never tried that again, that's for sure.
Sorry ladies and gents, Eddy says no ride tonight... But next week, IT'S ON!
New (to him) frame day!
Anybody want to do a friendo ride tonight? It's going to be way nicer out than tomorrow night.
Dangit. This terd was only on the sales floor for eight days. Not only did I not get a chance to get sick of looking at it, I didn't even name it yet. What would you have named it?
Can you find all six cleverly concealed veneer patches? Hint: you probably can. #OhWheelieForwardOperatingBase #OWwinterproject
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Sometimes it takes two years to get it right. And good lord that's probably how long I've been futzing with this thing. The frame is an early 80's Nishiki Cascade, and on it I've crammed some Hookworms mounted to 48 spoke Rhino Lites laced to cartridge bearing 8-10sp hubs. Yes ma'am, that is what I said. 48 spokes. It's got this SRAM 1xSomething drivetrain that was a takeoff from a new Surly, Velo Orange Klunker bars, and a modified Odyssey Pro V.A.P.O.R. variable assist cable guide stem - modified so that it could perform its intended duties, as intended. Damn thing didn't work at all (probably why it was NOS after some 20-odd years). Saddle is for testing purposes, I think it needs a B66 and some hand cut & stitched leather grips, but that'll push the price up another hundred or so. What do you think? What's it need?
FAQ: Howcome you'd rather ride a bike than drive?
A: Have you tried driving in a city?
A pocket. In a bolt head. For a presumably specially-made split washer. Why? This old center pull brake that I just cleaned up earned the better part of an hour of my rapt attention. Extraordinarily tight tolerances, nicely polished even if not filed much, well finished and perfectly aligned spring grooves, and smooth, precise operation. Help me. This is the face of cabin fever.
My poor wife...
Sent to me by a friend. Sekai 2500 owner: "I really need a Spurcycle bell. How much?" Bike Shop Worker: "Bout Sixty Bucks. We'll throw it on for an extra ten." S25kO: "Sounds good. I'll just run to the wine store real quick." BSW: "Bar tape is on sale..." S25kO: "Whoa whoa whoa. I'm not riding in the Tour De France or nothing! Nice try tho."
Improved version of previous post. Thank you for not unfollowing. We'll get this one way or another. #MarcelTheShopcat #CatPettingPreferenceChart
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