Saturday, June 28, 2014

Current stable

These are the 5 bikes I have access to currently. I have 2 more bikes  stored elsewhere. 

Haro Master Refinished

Here is the Master with the black powder coat. It's actually called Bike Black. Same as Lan's RB-T. I really like how it came out. Kudos West Coast Powdercoating.

Monday, April 21, 2014

RuthWorks SF Brevet bag

Over the past 3 years or so, I have been drooling over the RuthWorks SF randonneur bags. I wanted to get one even before I met Ely of Ruth. After doing the ALC I knew that I wanted something accessible while riding. I thought about the logistics of getting a rando bag. I'd have to get a front rack like a Nitto M-12 and I also figured my headtube is too short and stem too low to accommodate a regular sized rando bag.

Then I saw the RuthWorks Brevet bags and thought they were not only the perfect size but I could just put it on without any need to get additional racks. I told Ely "I am mainly looking for something to hold a light windbreaker, some cliff bars, phone, keys and the map window for the cue sheets." Here's what he came up with for me.

And for Lan.

I'll post again once we mount them. Also after the long rides we are doing this weekend.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Haro Master repaint 2013


Right now I'm in the process of getting a fresh look to my 1987 Master. In 2006, I started a cleanup of the bike. I kept in sunfaded survivor mode. Mainly, removing all the surface rust. Rusty Bars (sounds like a porn star)

I debated whether or not to repaint it to the original red paint one day, but getting it cleaned and ridable was the main thing at that time. Here are pics of that process.

Haro on Haight

So here we are in 2013, the bike is once again going through metamorphosis. I always liked the 1988 Haro team bikes. I distinctly remember some of them riding black models. It's kinda like then a pro sports team makes a black variant of their team jerseys. Liking the black scheme and knowing it'll be easier for West Coast Powder Coating to do, I decided to go to the dark side. Here are some progress pics.

 26 year old stickers off
Stripping the paint

More to come. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


From my friend Chris: "5/12 @ 20:45, in the Metreon Parking Garage my bike was stolen. Fuji Roubaix ACR 3.0. Gray with red and black trimmings. Reflective spokes, Shimano 105 pedals, and a monkey electric light on the rear wheel. The saddle has a Viva Los Vegas ribbon tied onto the rails. And a zynga sticker on the seat post. Sentimental over anything this bike meant so much to me and Mayumi."

The Mini and the Mustache

Current pic I've been riding the Soma a lot lately. I finally decided to swap out the road drops for some mustache bars. I considered getting the Nitto RM-16 (same as my XO). But decided on the Soma 3-Speed Mustache Bars to keep it all brand match-ey. This was mainly to alleviate the problem of hitting my knees on the shifters as I climb.

The Soma model has longer flat sections and is a bit narrower than the Nitto. Harley wrap Soma 3-Speed Mustache bars

Here's what it looks like now. Soma

And as far climbing goes, I don't have the accidental shift problem anymore. Big-ringed the 3 B******s