Tuesday, July 28, 2015

For those who are wondering...

...how much weight you can drill off a pair of Darryl rims....

Thanks to Tom for the uber-nerd photo.

Mind = blown

BikeCAD does not like me right now
Amazingly enough, Jon informs me that they actually exist!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Chupacabras back in stock!

There are a half-dozen of y'all who have been bugging me about them, so drop me a line ASAP if you want tires. $90 a pop, frame customers only. I am guessing they will sell out again this week.

Worth noting that the Hodags are in stock too if you're looking for some fast fatbike rubber.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Happy early weekend, fellow Utahns!

Sorry, the rest of the world: you don't get pie and beer day off.

So, more posts and usual WW nonsense next week. I'm going to drown my sorrows in ethanol and sugar!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Brian's frame class bike - complete!

I did nothing but stand by and advise/run my mouth. Brian built this sucker from the ground up about a month ago - 150mm travel 27.5 hardtail with slack angles, super short stays, and all the modern bells and whistles. Nice work!

Edit: frame class details here. A couple spots still open for fall this year!

Prepare to be shredded, Marquette

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


I don't know if Mark is actually doing the GDR, but this is the sort of bike I'd use if I was. 29+, Rohloff, rigid but with a lot of front end cush - not much to go wrong but about as much passive suspension and comfort as you can get.

Day in the woods?
2 weeks in the woods!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

3" tires? 425mm chainstays?

There are some caveats, but man this thing is going to be fun when it's done! And no, that swingarm won't be attached to this frame. I just bolted it up to play around and give it a little night ride test.

2001 LX cranks are still awesome. Cable guides? Who needs cable guides?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Tom's Gravel Grinder: Done

Curvy bridge is pretty much mandatory with those stays

I cleaned up a little bit. Or maybe I just pushed all the random junk to the sides...

Tapered head tubes are neat, and not as much of a pain to miter to as I had feared.