I'm not actively blogging here anymore. But if you got here because you were searching for something about bikes, you might want to check out my latest project, Vermont Goldsprints. In summer of 2014, I bought a used goldsprints racing setup and have made it a mission to get more bikes in more people's faces by putting on fun races in unexpected places. Come join me!
So here's another bike project, actually one I did earlier this spring when Ben left for Massachusetts and left behind a perfectly thrashed old late-80's ATB: This was originally stripped and painted flat black, fitted with slicks and chain shortened as an around-town single speed for Ben. When he left, I decided that the best use for it would be a dedicated single speed mountain bike, since my Trek 930 has been fully commuterized at this point(another photoset and post for another time). So, I filed off all the unnecessary cable bosses, repainted over the black primer, ditched the eccentric ring up front for a 36, and turned a donated wheelset with a dead rear rim into a new rear wheel, lacing the rear hub and spokes to the front rim. A stack of spacers and a 20T cog later, and this baby was ready to roll. The final step was a transfer of these giant IRC tires (which claim on the sidewall to be 2.1, but feel like 2.3 at least). I'm thinking of either adding a BMX caliper to the rear or installing a Surly Fixxer in the rear hub.