May 232011

Lugged steel, two-speed.

It fits, rides fine and true, comfortable; its just plain fun! Stem made by Tony Pereira. Sturmey Archer 2-speed kick-back, no-coaster-brake hub, in wheel I built, with just enough mechanical advantage to help me pedal up and over Seattle’s many moraines. UBI DT Swiss front wheel. Other miscellaneous new and used parts. Painting highlights are giant red indian paintbrush, Castilleja miniata, by Nicole. Thanks to UBI faculty and staff for a great experience, superb facility, and instructors extraordinaire – Joseph Ahearne, Tony Pereira, Ron Sutphin.

 Posted by at 3:05 pm
May 052011

Thought I would send a couple of photographs of the finished bicycle from the frame I built at UBI last August (sans fenders). I took it for a couple mile ride for the first time today. It still needs a little adjusting but it is clear to me that this bike is head and shoulders above anything I have ever had before. The next bike will be even better.
Thanks for everything,

 Posted by at 5:06 pm