Sunday, September 29, 2013
Made a couple phone calls, spoke to some people, and BOOM before we know it, in about 2 weeks we are moving!!! Holy Crapoly that was fast and sudden. My good friend Dan has a custom carpentry business, he is happy to let me work for him, and in an odd coincidence, the home we used to live in in Bucks County will be available for us to move into at the end of November. Weird!!! We found some temporary housing to stay in until the current tenant moves out and we move in. Super cool, I will have a place for my workshop again. Lathe, mill, brazing/welding, fabricating stuff, I'll be able to do it all again. YAY! 450 acres, barn, ponds, fishing, wood splitting, peace and solitude, and a great place for a 3 year old to run around and have fun. Oh yeah, and most importantly, a public school system that isn't a total fucking joke. This is gonna be cool.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Now I leave you with fork seals and busted BB's.
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Sunday, May 26, 2013
So this was the most beautiful steel bridge of 1960?!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
A little bit of sunday afternoon toolmaking.
This is to remove/install the ring nut on a DT Swiss hub.
The tool from DT Swiss retails for nearly $100.
I had an old star-ratchet lying around doing nothing, that has now become useful.
I just need to braze or weld it onto the stub.
Friday, April 12, 2013
This didn't happen overnight.
Good cranks and chainring
Chestnut Hill is still Philadelphia! Thankfully nothing was stolen.
Failed King Headset. Not something you see frequently.
Since the cranks on my Ti Engin SS failed I slapped together this classy ride. She's a good bike.
Here's the cranks that broke.
The bolt that hold the cranks together broke.
A new knob for the truing stand.
I like sidewalk flowers.
14-25 cassette, but clearly I don't need the 14 or 15.
Neglect. Original brake pads to my Cross Check. If I didnt change them yesterday surely the pouring rain this morning would have worn them to the metal shoes.
Monday, March 18, 2013
"I just want you folks to know..."
(at this point I assume he's going to say something along the lines of people driving too fast when its wet out blah blah blah)
but he proceeds with-
"this person is illegally parked, and he will be issued a parking ticket."
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Met a lot of really cool people, they're all super nice. Some of the Moots crew, Rody from Groovy, Paragon Machine works guys, Tim from Shamrock, Andy who does a lot of a machining for Ericksen, Engin, and others, Jeff from Sputnik, etc. Sorry if I'm forgetting anyone.
The Moots party Saturday night was great. I drank a lot. That made functioning Sunday quite difficult.
After all the amazing landscapes we saw on the road, hands down western PA has some of the most beautiful if you can believe it. Wonderful old farms and barns on rolling hillside leading in to layered blue round top mountains. It really does it for me. New Mexico and Texas panhandle had some really cool views but not as pretty as PA.
Lots of classic rock radio stations were listened to. The song we heard most--- ready for this one? I would not have guessed it--
Steve Miller Band, Jet Airliner.
That was played pretty much on every classic rock station we drove through.
The best cup of coffee I had (and there were many ounces of coffee consumed) was from this not-particularly-nice looking hole-in-the-wall Mexican joint in Dumas, Texas called La Herradura. The burrito was good too, but the coffee was amazing, I can't get over it. Ed made the mistake of trying to put his contact lenses in after consuming particularly hot salsa verde. This did not make his eyeballs happy.
So many cars in ditches from the snow. Saw the aftermath of a 6+/- tractor trailer pile-up. whoa. Has to have been somewhere between 50 and 75 cars in the ditch. Insane. If it's snowing, SLOW DOWN PEOPLE!!
Finally the List of states we drove through. Would have been considerably fewer if it wasn't for snow on the way out and in.
Also wanna thank my boss, Drew, of Engin/Wissahickon Cyclery for letting me help. It was fun, now lets sell some bikes!
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