Friday, September 29, 2017


Yes, the shop is closed.  That's a long story and maybe I'll go into it one of these posts.  But I am still here, riding more than I have for years, working on my house, driving the kids around, traveling some, playing my trombone, working on my bikes, looking for the next Big Deal.  And maybe now writing again.  Stay tuned, cheers!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Charlie White Great Cyclist

Charlie rode 36,875 miles in 2015.  I know this because I repaired his bike constantly during the achievement.  I know this also because I have seen his calendar.  And because I've been watching his cyclometer.  Also because he wrote his numbers on a piece of paper which I have right here.  This on an nondescript hybrid bike, his only bike.

Thirty-six thousand eight hundred seventy-five miles.  In  2015.

Average daily 101.03
One day off all year
Best day 187
Worst day .25
Best week 985
Best month October 4110

This is the highest yearly number among all the cyclists I know, or have known, or of all the twenty thousand or so lesser bicycles I have worked on.

Charlie was killed while riding January 30, 2016.

So the long ride comes to an end.  Rest in peace, my friend.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Friday, July 12, 2013

Bike to Work Day 2013

Serving a complete and nutritious breakfast.

Some Martians came to visit, and were very excited.

Another view.

Thanks Appliance Center, Thanks DrCOG, Thanks Snikiddy and JB Importers and Breezer, Thanks Ed and Peach and Henry!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


WOW what a show.  Beautiful bikes made the best way, by hand one at a time.
Lots of cutting, filing, welding.

Mixed hardwoods.

More hardwood joinery.  Bamboo and wooden frames were displayed in every aisle.

Lots of fat bikes.  This one is copper plated.

And plenty of lugged steel.  Here's one British style.

Truncated lugs with fillet brazing.  I want this bike.

Internally routed cables are back.

Some crazy welding.

Steampunk special.  Enlarge the picture and check the detail: hydraulic routing, rewired lamp, neat fender attachment.

Historic American racing bicycle.

Top view of an award winner.

Neat lugs.

What the?

Another wooden bike.


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Equinox ride 7:00 am

Apprentice #2