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