Raleigh Crested Butte: Yet more tweaks to the endless tweaking bike

My Raleigh Crested Butte is my longest-lived bike. October will mark nine years of ownership. It's the bike that really got me in love with vintage mountain bikes and 26 inch wheels with chonky tires. It also has become a "proving ground" of a bike: I've tried out several different configurations over the years as... Continue Reading →

Dynamo lighting on all the bikes!

Its winter, so bike lights are essential for riding. I first delved into the world of dynamo lighting way back in 2011, when I got a dyno setup on my Raleigh Wayfarer. After that, I got a dynamo setup for my Surly Long Haul Trucker. Back then, LED was just becoming "standard" when it came... Continue Reading →

FOR SALE: Various parts

Okay, it's fall cleaning around here. To make room for the new, some of the old needs to go. All prices listed do not include shipping, unless it says so. I'll ship to anywhere in the US, and the more you buy, the better the shipping rate will be! If you need it shipped, payment... Continue Reading →

SOLD: 1992 Bridgestone XO-3

UPDATE 29 October 2014: This bike has been SOLD. Yes, yes, the thinning of the herd continues, and I've decided to part with my Bridgestone XO-3. I've had it for a year and a half, have had fun with it, done a lot with/to it, but it's time to move on, and sell it while... Continue Reading →

Crested Butte: Current Status

It's been a bit since I've written about my Raleigh Crested Butte vintage mountain bike. Actually, I've barely ridden the bike over the past few months, as I've been mostly riding the XO-3. But there's been a few changes to the bike as of late, and now is as good a time as ever to... Continue Reading →

Cygolite Metro 300 LED headlight

As I mentioned earlier in the week, I am now a believer in dynamo powered lighting. I guess you can say I saw the light. (Ouch!) There are many reasons: they are bright, they are theft-resistant, batteries don't ever need to be recharged or replaced. It's always there, always on (if you just leave it... Continue Reading →

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