Wednesday, June 26, 2013

dead mouse in a santa cruz

I did a lot of chameleon investigation before I picked up my new SC.  I found this guy in a forum somewhere.  Crazy.  If I remember correctly, a gentleman went to his garage to rebuild his son's old chameleon. 

This is what he found:

 


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

high school

I was digging through some old boxes the other day and I stumbled across some of my binders from high school.

 Here is what I found:



Apparently my dream bike was a Kona.

Monday, June 24, 2013

terrifying


look at that fork!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

big ring

I don't know why they made the swap, but they did!!!


My grandma had the same exercise bike.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

ronald mcdonald

I love people.  Just throw a random little ronald mcdonald in your craigslist ad.  NBD.



now, off to Hood River!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

flashback

 I remember back in the day when I would read Mountain Bike Action religiously.  I was probably in 7th or 8th grade at this point.  I'd look at them every morning while eating breakfast cereal before school.  I even remember being bored with with some of them because I had memorized every page.  I used to stay up extra late at night looking at the pricepoint and jensonusa ads crafting the best bang for your buck bikes.  I'd write down lists of components for imaginary builds.  For some reason it would always involve that gold Kona Stuff and the marzocchi Z5 from back in the day.  Or maybe one of the Azonic DS-1's.

There was that section in the back of each magazine devoted to old trends and technology.  I don't remember the name of it though.  In one issue, MBA covered these little faces you could put on your head tubes.  I hadn't ever seen one anywhere else except when I stumbled across this beautiful trek on craigslist with a face that looks quite similar to the candlestick from Beauty and the Beast.


yikes!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

too cool


I've gotta make me one of these.

Big Bikes

Awwww, finally.  Hello fellow bike nerds! Lets get this thing rolling (no pun intended).

This blog is a collection of bicycle-related things that I stumbled across and thought were noteworthy, interesting, or pretty.  Most of these things were probably cherry picked from forums I was paroozing.  You'll also find some personal stories as I recollect my past experiences with a bicycle.  As an engineer, design related posts might appear as well.  Enjoy!

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There was one time in Corvallis when I saw a bike with (what I thought was) a huge frame.  This got me thinking "how big can frames get?".  A couple google searches later and that itch was thoroughly scratched.  I've also been making note of large frames on craigslist just for kicks.

The original bike that got me thinking about this whole thing.

Bill Walton, 6'11"

Yao Ming, 7'6"

one HUGE craigslist bike


(much more obscure content to come. stay tuned)