Tuesday, September 29, 2009

back to school

this evening was my first night class at middle bucks vo-tech for a class in precision machining.
should be good stuff, i cant wait to really get into it!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


axle mount
canti-mount, stainless accents

plugging along

Saturday, September 12, 2009

two simple measurements

two numbers is all i really need to get the proper positioning of a rack for a given fork.
pretty simple right?
dont get me wrong, there are a couple other numbers involved, but these 2 are the really important ones.

Friday, September 11, 2009

this weeks interesting pictures from the shop

hub failure
Suntour XC Power controls. This Ross Mt Hood was nearly all original with the exception of the rear derailleur.
interesting suntour chain, take note of the alternating asymmetric inner plates.
U-brake mount roller-cam brake. this brake has lots of power and great modulation.

who is this cunningham character anyways?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

progress, finally

finally got a little more done on the rack for my bike.
platform is more or less done, the legs that affix to the mid-fork braze-ons are done, and one of the mounts to the fork crown is done.
pretty soon its gonna really start looking like a rack.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Cornering Hard

ran 40:19 fixed on wednesdays 'cross practice. seemed to be the perfect gearing for the course. watch for pedal strike on hard off-camber turns.
PS- my rim is jacked up

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

'Crossed Out

set the cross check up last week for weekly cross practice at a middle school around the corner from work. still iffy whether or not i will do any racing, but the practices are still fun.
swapped on some kenda small block 8, they were take-offs from cannondale's new caad8 cross bike. seems like a good tread for commuting to work and riding on grass. also ditched the brooks saddle. its official, i like the WTB devo saddle A LOT more than my brooks.