Friday, December 30, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
They just don't mix!
Heard some creaky creaky from the bike, gave it a little inspection....
They didn't completely fall apart on the bike, that happened during the removal of them. But they were cracked, it was only a matter of time before they did fall apart on a ride though!
Monday, December 12, 2011
Starting off with this interesting Trek MTB, early aluminum. Most of the tube intersections are bonded (haha lets just say glued). It also uses some bolts and rivets along with glue to hold it together.
Right now I only have 2 of my bikes with me. A Surly Cross-Check and an 87 Specialized Stumpjumper. The ol' Stumpy has been my number one lately. Its set up as a singlespeed geared 2:1, so I can MTB on it in addition to commuting. It rides pretty dang well for MTBing and it handles great with a baby seat on the back.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
So I will attempt to document the interesting things that come through Philadelphia's number one commuter's bike shop.
This first one is pretty awesome. I worked in suburban shops for a few years, and frankly it was boring. Rarely do you get to see crazy failures like this.
Here are a couple pictures from a minty cannondale touring bike from the very early 1980's. SR Apex triple cranks, with an uncommon 86mm BCD, but still common enough to be marked on the Park CDG-1!!
Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Day one of power outage-
Peter and Eleanor's wedding. This was an amazing time, and absolutely appropriate because Peter and Eleanor are 2 of the most amazing people I know. Laura and I were so happy to be there to witness 2 people so perfect for each other get hitched. It warms my heart. Hey you two, we love you!
Day 2 of power outage-
Philly Bike Expo, year 2. Good time bumping into people I miss seeing on a regular basis. Cate had a blast as well!
Day 3, power returns-
Go to boot up the computer, discover the circuit breaker has tripped. After a little troubleshooting discover that the power outage or power return has shorted the computer, regardless of the presence of a surge protector. Now I am stuck using Laura's MacBook.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
Need to re-work the racks a little but that's another story.
So, now I am moving onto the 72 Honda CL175. Had some troubles with it a while back and she's been sitting ever since, but now I am determined to make her purr again.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
things didnt feel right on the way home last weekend, and im pretty sure i discovered why:
cracked spark plug. dont really know how this happened, the guys at hermy's BMW have seen it happen, but infrequently. the plugs (2 plugs for one cylinder, awesome!) are only about 2000 miles old. this is the secondary plug, so the bike ran rough. i wonder how it would have run if the primary failed?