On sale again: Schwinn Heavy Duti

Hey folks. I tried to sell my Schwinn Heavy Duti back in December. I knew it was a bad time to do so, but too that chance. Obviously it didn't sell. I took it off the chopping block, and wanted to see if I still wanted to keep it. And I don't. So now it's... Continue Reading →

On getting rid of bikes, and not building the same bike again and again

Schwinn Heavy Duti at Laurelhurst Park, 1 Sept 2021 Camera: Minolta SR-T 101. Film: Fuji Velvia 50 (expired) It's springtime, the season to sell a bike. I tried to sell my Schwinn Heavy Duti right around Christmas. I knew that it would be a tough sell for winter, but I hoped that maybe someone wanted... Continue Reading →

PRICE LOWERED: Schwinn Heavy Duti

Okay, after a week being listed I haven't really had any bites. I KNOW this ain't the best season for bike sales, but I'm hoping that someone out there may think this could be a nice holiday gift for someone...or perhaps for themself? This circa 1996 Schwinn Heavy Duti is a “one-size” deal that should... Continue Reading →

Coffeeneuring 2021, My first week (Rides 1 and 2)

Atop Tabor, 18 Oct 2021. Minolta SR-T 101, MD Rokkor 28-85mm f/3.5-4.5 lens, Fuji Superia Xtra 400 Another year, another Coffeeneuring Challenge! I've been participating in Mary's cool contest since 2013, though there's been once or twice where I didn't finish. (And yes, Coffeeneuring was definitely an inspiration to my challenges!) This year's challenge started... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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