Less driving, more riding.

So life is crazy. And I’ll share some of it with you in two fun little slide shows. On Saturday, three of us drove to the town of York, PA where we rode our flatland bikes in a parking lot for 5 hours (after driving for over 14 there and back). It was an amazingly fun time and I have the sunburn to prove it…and the pictures.

Then, as soon as I arrived in Providence on Sunday afternoon, I headed downtown to the Cox Classic to watch some friends try and kill themselves with speed. They came close. Here are the shots of that.

And the shop is coming along nicely. I’ll have more shots of our progress very soon.

Build, paint, and mosey

Here’s an update on Andrea’s cross/touring frame. All is well here even though I’m working mainly with one hand after a mighty (dumb) crash on the flatland bike. I need to get it painted before the big move which is happening as we speak. This weekend large machines will mosey across town to our new space at 523 Charles Street. Check it out. Come on by or give a call if you want to mosey with us.

Okay, back to the bike. I need to do a little bit of cleanup work and then it’s priming time. Here are some pictures of the progress until the final product is revealed in our next installment.


head badgeSeat cluster
Rear dropout with eyelets brazed on.The whole frame.

Bike + Car Door =

This repair came into the shop and made me realize that getting doored must be pretty painful. The downtube on this Casati is in the process of being replaced (duh). It’s a damn shame too, that pink was so beautiful. It hurt cutting it out. Note the gap in the head tube miter. Hopefully I’ll get it tighter than what it came in with. Yikes. I’ll post some more pics when the grinding is done and the new tube is in.

Casati Downtube Headtube cut BB Cut