Friday, December 30, 2011

Nights on the MTB

been getting out there once a week on the dark, twisty, loggy trails of "the plateau."
late 80s geometry isn't all that bad, and neither are 26" wheels.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

dual sport

hey there, i dont usually re-post things i see elsewhere, but this is pretty funny.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

i dunno


, originally uploaded by rackntroll.

there was this piece of chain on my bench, then tom gave me a tangerine. for some reason i was compelled to put them together.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Aluminum Chainring bolts and Singlespeeds


Untitled, originally uploaded by rackntroll.

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

This Weeks iPhotos

A lot of pictures this week--

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.


One other thing-
It's not high tech, it's not low tech....it's MIDTEK.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

haulin art stuff


, originally uploaded by rackntroll.

passed one of my personal racks along to a coworker who does more hauling than i do.