Long Haul Trucker: Phase Two (or, Retro-Grouch Special)

Helloo friends! I realize it's been awhile since I've talked about my bikes. Since you all love hearing about them, what better time to talk about bikes than now? Let's talk about the Surly Long Haul Trucker. A metric ass-ton of stuff has been done to the bike since the spring. I've been meaning to write... Continue Reading →

A Mystery Bike: Black Arrow

Every once in awhile I come across a bike that stumps me. Here's one: It's labeled a "Black Arrow" bicycle. Sounds very British-y, as there was a "Golden Arrow" by Raleigh. Many things about this bike say to me "old British three-speed". But it doesn't add up. Take the fork. Looks like a Raleigh fork.... Continue Reading →

Another Pedal Potluck Picnic NEXT WEEK

Hello friends, in case you've somehow forgotten, there will be another Pedal Potluck Picnic next week! Here's the deets:Tuesday July 31PEDAL POTLUCK PICNIC Peoples Coop, 3029 SE 21st Ave  6:30pm - 8:30pm A casual bicycle ride traversing approx. 3-5 miles (5-8km) with a different route/end each time. The end destination is a mystery "park" or park-like destination.... Continue Reading →

Interesting Bikes Spotted: Apollo Roadster Tandem

Hello friends! Here is a long-overdue installment in "Interesting Bikes Spotted", aka "Other People's Bikes". For this segment, we'll go back about a month and a half to my PDX-Oly-Astoria Tour. When in Olympia, I spotted this interesting specimen:An Apollo roaster tandem!It's of British make, unknown age, with possibly a Sturmey-Archer four speed hub. Note... Continue Reading →

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