Thursday, July 12, 2012

Balboa BART

Balboa BART. #fromwhereibike, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

Fat Frank tires were a gift from fellow BOB, Slin.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

John and his XO-1

John and his XO-1, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

I stopped by Bike Kitchen to fix my brake cable. I met John, who is the original owner of this XO-1. He was there to fix a flat tire. John originally owned a purple 1992 XO-1, but within 3 day of owning it, it was run over by a car. The Bridgestone rep was kind enought to send him a 1993 frame as a replacement.

John also went on to say that his bike was actually stolen and recovered recently. Truly a bike with many stories.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Front basketed

Front basketed, originally uploaded by OwlBoogie.

Trying the basket on the front. It'll be better weighted on climbs.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Manny's new whip

Bars are high, originally uploaded by MannyAcosta.

Seriously stoked for Manny. His Bleriot was stolen from him last year. Now he's rocking a beautiful orange Riv Hillborne.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The right fenders

Profile Finally! I was looking for some SKS plastic ones in 20. No dice. I then got some Wald mid-weight metal fenders. Those wouldn't fit. At that point I tried Wald shorties front and back. I really did't like them too well. Too floppy. Ramona Wheelright suggested I try ebay for some old school Schwinn fenders. I found some late 50s/early 60s fenders. McCauley fenders. Clicked buy-it-now and they were on Bubo by Monday night. Materials to fenderize Mudflap template Rear

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Same but different

I was looking at Ethan Gorgi's pic and it reminded me of mine I took around the same time. Opposite ends of the country, almost the same pic. :)

Taken on the 14th 30 Days of Biking 14 Taken on the 15th Scenic

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

SF Bike Party pics

Deux balon

I went to the SF Bike Birthday Party. Fun. Saw Phil of Ride SFO, Lisa from Rickshaw and Lauren from Scoutmob. I actually saw a street fight on Polk. (hadoken!) Here are some pics that I snapped. None of the fight, though. :D

Heading to Palace of Fine Arts

Happy Birthday Bike Party

I met George at the Bike Party. We chatted about our minis. I was assuming he got his in Japan. He told me a welder friend built his frame 15 years ago. We test drove each others bikes. Pretty damn cool. Nice meeting you, George.

More pics here:

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Burrito Wrap 2012

On bike

I got a sewing machine to do some projects. On the list was a burrito wrap with pockets.

A couple more pics here.



Friday, January 6, 2012


Oldifying the goggles: On head

I wanted a pair of goggles for when I decide to wear contacts to work and also to be a "on style" pair when going on tweed rides. I looked at a bunch of welding goggles on amazon. I didn't want it to be steampunk, just older looking. I decided to go with lightweight motorcycle ones and "oldify" them. This is the result. I like em.

Oldifying the goggles: Pre-op

In progress
Oldifying the goggles: Progress

Test ride
Test ride for the goggles