Thursday, December 29, 2011


LOL, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

My co-worker's Pelican and the Mini. He's 6' 2". I'm 5' 7".

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Soma Fabrications Mini Velo


My new bike. I won it at the SFBC Winterfest. I was intrigued by the mini format after seeing the Bruno bike. I saw a couple at Bike Expo in a FGFS spec. So when I saw the Soma at Winter fest I got excited and decided to bid.

Soma Mini Velo

Counter bid

I now own a Mini Velo and I love it! feels a little familiar because of my bmx bikes as far as handling. I have commuted with it and will continue to do so. I am currently looking for fenders that will fit it (20") and not cost a lot. Any suggestions?

Here are a couple more pics
Beautiful Headbadge

Nitto R-14

In front of Push

Obligatory drive side picture

Thanks to the SFBC, Soma Fabrications, Planet Bike, and Brad at American Cyclery.

Monday, December 19, 2011

SOLD: 1992 Bridgestone XO-3

Front 3/4

Up for your consideration is a 48cm Bridgestone XO-3. Very low mileage - probably less than 300. It has a few scratches and knicks on the rear triangle but otherwise the paint is vibrant and colorful.

Changes made:
- GB randonneur bars
- Cinelli stem
- Suntour bar end shifters
- Tektro brake levers
- KHS Uno fenders


Interested? Contact me at owlboogie @ gmail .com

Suntour Bar bar end shifters

Tektro cross levers


Rear 3/4

Knicks and scratches

More photos:

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Mr.OwlBoogie, originally uploaded by MannyAcosta.

A pic of me as blogged by Manny


The famed Bridgestone XO-1 was made for only two years, 1992 and 1993. The XO series of bikes were "hybrid" bikes, but Grant Peterson (the Bridgestone USA visionary) didn't want them associated with the typical hybrids, and always used quote marks around the word when he used it."


This Herbie Helm is siiiick. I am now officially geeked for the National Handbuilt Bicycle Show in March.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Stolen Bleriot

StolenBleriot, originally uploaded by MannyAcosta.

Here are the details for Manny's bike. Good luck buddy.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Help Manny find his bike

Loaded, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

At around 6:15 on my commute back from work in San Jose. I stop by safeway to grab some food to cook at home. I decide to take a quick stop at target so I lock my bike up to itself with a 12 pack of ginger ale and 5 pounds of ribs in the front basket. I come back. And my bike is gone. ribs and ginger ale on the floor. Soo sad. If anyone sees this bike on bart tonight or on craigslist please contact me . Getting in contact with the police right now.

Most recent picture of the bike

Most noticable feature would be the double wrap cotton handlebar wrap with black and white.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rickshaw's Tweed Ride 2011

So Lan and I have missed the all of the San Francisco Tweed Runs since they started having them. Luckily I saw the facebook ad on Friday for the Rickshaw one. So we dappered up and headed to Public Bikes to meet up with the rest of the Tweeders.

Some pics are by me. Some are by Manny Acosta.

Tweed ride


Directing the next shot





Looking forward to the next one.