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 →

Raleigh Crested Butte: The exit interview (of sorts)

The Raleigh Crested Butte has left the stable. This top-of-the-line in 1984 mountain bike served me (mostly) well for almost nine years. It was the bike that made me love vintage mountain bikes and plush 26" tires. It's also been the bike that I personalized and modified the most over the years, though its last... Continue Reading →

Still for sale: Raleigh Crested Butte

UPDATE 16 JUNE 2021: This bike has been SOLD. Hello friends. My 1984 Raleigh Crested Butte is still available. I'd really rather sell this bike through Instagram/tumblr/my blog than go the Craigslist route, so I'm relisting it again in the hope that happens. Otherwise, I'll be putting it up on Ye Old Craigslist next week.... Continue Reading →

For Sale: Raleigh Crested Butte

UPDATE 16 JUNE 2021: This bike has been SOLD. Hello friends. After almost nine years of service, it is time for me to sell my Raleigh Crested Butte. This Crested Butte dates from 1984, one of the early American production mountain bikes. It was designed to be a "top of the line" offering by 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 →

A state of the Fleet 2020: Stasis, continued

Since I got the Schwinn Heavy Duti back from the shop, I've given some thought to all the bikes I have. Currently I have five bikes, listed in the order I got them: Raleigh Crested ButteSchwinn Heavy DutiBantam RambleneurRaleigh SuperbeRobin Hood Path Racer Five bikes. It's stayed the same amount since early 2018, when the... Continue Reading →

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