Adventure-commuting: Refreshing the Bantam

The Bantam in Frazer Park, 31 January 2023. Olympus XA/Kodak Ultramax 400 My Bantam is the nicest bike I own or owned, a custom machine built to my body geometry and specifications almost eight years ago. Everything about all that screams special. And I've kept it as my "special" bike over these past eight years.... 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 →

A basket on a Bullmoose?

It's another one in the endless series of tweaking bikes! This time around we'll be featuring my Schwinn Heavy Duti, the klunker/beater/cruiser that doesn't see as much action as it should, alas. Anyways, last time around I decided on a whim to put the chromoly Bullmoose bars on there, the ones that were originally on... Continue Reading →

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