Archive for April, 2010

All things Nitto

Posted in Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 by jmadams13

Gonna copy off of Alan at EcoVelo and do a stuff I like post.  This time its Nitto.  I love the quality, finish, and retro charm they give.  My 4th time using Nitto bars.  This time its the Rando bars, in a 42cm width.

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I love to tinker. The lowrider project

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2010 by jmadams13

I have a thing for tinkering.  And since I am the new owner of a Long Haul Trucker fork, with the low rider eyelets, I decided to try to make one myself…  Here is the results

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Metropolis Patterson Transmission crankset from FSA

Posted in Bicycles with tags , , , , , , on April 27, 2010 by jmadams13

FSA showed a new internal 2spd crankset at SeaOtter.  Sorta like the Hammerschmit, but with no need for ISCG tabs, makes it more available to the rest of us.  And at a proposed $299 price tag, a little more affordable.  Note that it is installed on a Surly Travelers Check and a Salsa Fargo, showing its use in the touring/adventure and commuter market.  Now if they would only quote a release date.  More info HERE and HERE

Fascism anyone? I used to dream about living AZ, but now…

Posted in Uncategorized on April 27, 2010 by jmadams13

Let start writing racism into the laws, or better yet, just continue, but take it just a little too far.  I have to many words to say about this.   A sad day for america

http://www.newsy.com/videos/arizona-bill-leads-to-immigration-talks/?gclid=COOj8bbbp6ECFRBx5QoddS2rEg

Multimedia message

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2010 by jmadams13

Multimedia message

Posted in Uncategorized on April 26, 2010 by jmadams13

the versatility of the surly

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 by jmadams13

The Surly Cross Check is one versatile bike.  From cyclocross, road, trail, townie, and everything in between.  It is my beast of burden.  Here are two of its latest incarnations.

Grocery getter and utility mode

Wald 535 grocery basket and rack pannier, sunline front rack with Axiom Seymore panniers.  And my new homemade tool rool (these are for sale BTW, contact me for info)

And in Cafe Racer style.  I say cafe racer as I don’t do many road rides, but this is my favorite fro around town with no errands, maybe a handlebar bag.  Note the mod in the  Cardiff saddle.

And this shows the Long Haul Trucker fork on the Cross Check some have asked to see.  I love the fork, but not the color.  So, black, raw, or chrome?