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Monthly Archives: February 2012


A Titanium Single Speed is Born

The foundation of any bicycle, the wheels represent not only the connection to the ground but the piece of the bike that takes the force from the pedals and turns it into the speed that squeezes tears from your eyes.  Picking the proper spokes to do the job matching the gauge to the [...]

Independent Fabrication Ti Deluxe 29er with a twist

Inspired by the Paragon Machineworks aluminum slider dropouts on my Ti Single Speed, Nelson decided to build a 29er Deluxe for himself with a unique twist.  Ordering the dropouts with a derailleur hanger, he had me build two sets of wheels.  One has a Chris King ISO traditional rear hub while the other has a [...]

Classic Steel Hollands Road Bike Re-Finished and Re-Born

I love to work on classic bikes.  Steel, aluminum and rubber with very little if any composites or exotic technologies.  Cleaning and overhauling all the bits I have to go back in the archives to remember working on loose ball bearing hubs and headsets.  Peeling the packaging off of the frame after Tom Kellog at [...]

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