On the number of bikes I own

You may have noticed that over the past few months I reduced the number of bikes in the stable by two. First, realizing that after almost nine years of tweaking, my Raleigh Crested Butte was never going to fit, so I sold it. Then the issues of using a "donor" frame bore bad fruit with... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Robin Hood Path Racer

From the final ride, 8 July 2021. Minolta Freedom Tele/Kodak Ultramax 400 My Robin Hood path racer came into being on a whim. In 2016 I was given a couple old Raleigh three speeds plus a bare Robin Hood frame. I managed to move the two bikes, but the Robin Hood frame sat for a... Continue Reading →

The Heavy Duti gets some tweaks

Down by the tracks, 3 July 2021. Minolta SR-T 101, MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4, Cinestill 800T Since the Crested Butte left the stable, my Schwinn Heavy Duti is now the bike I've owned the longest. A lot has happened since that October day in 2014 when it became mine. For the longest time I... Continue Reading →

The Superbe gets a few tweaks

Minolta SR-T 101. MC Rokkor PG 50mm f/1.4 lens. Lomography 800 film. I've had my 1968 Raleigh Superbe in riding condition for five years. The bike has remained pretty static since it got built up: I knew what I wanted in a vintage British three speed through my experiences with my former bike, the Raleigh... Continue Reading →

The season of the dynamo

I mentioned earlier this year that I have dynamo lighting on all the bikes in my fleet. The ability to generate power for lights by moving is amazing. What's more amazing is never having to worry about whether you remembered to bring your lights and are they charged. (Not to mention "Did I forget my... Continue Reading →

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