Saturday, October 8, 2016
It's these early stages of a project when I am the most intrigued and excited. The project starts to tell me which of my initial ideas were winners, and which were crap. It's also an opportunity for new ideas to spark off of how the different pieces fall together... or require some piece to make them fit. It's a world of potential yet to be tapped and endless possibilities. Other people's projects can also have a similar effect. When they're in this mock-up and primer stage, and the builder hasn't started adding too much of their own stank on it, we all look at it and see it as we would finish it up. Well, those of us that see this stuff when we close our eyes at night, anyway. (This current project of mine as shown includes an Oldster T1 frame from TSP Cycle Farm, an NSU motorcycle girder fork, steel drop-center rim, Origin 8 Supercell 26x4.0 tire, and a Lowbrow Customs Stingray ribbed rear fender. There will be plenty more goodies coming soon.)
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Sunday, July 21, 2013
1962 Sears Tote Cycle 20" (451mm) Aerospoke front wheel, and NISI/Shimano Nexus3 rear with Kenda Small Block Eight tires 145mm Redline cranks and Odyssey pedals. JagWire cables and an old DiaCompe front brake. Native-carved (I'm a CALIFORNIA native, aren't I?) hardwood cargo deck, repurposed antique boat throttle shifter, leather saddle and bar tape on Soma Walker Racer bars (flipped).
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Concept: The bike ride for the leisure cyclist, the classic bicycle rider, and those wanting a day of riding in the city of Ventura and along its beaches. Come spend an August afternoon riding in a cooler, coastal climate. Cruisers, classics, customs, choppers, comfort bikes, fixies, city-bikes, BMX, mountain or road… everybody is welcome. You won’t need spandex for this ride – it’s going to be a mellow cruise, averaging around 8 mph or so. Helmets are optional, though the law still requires them for riders under eighteen. The Rules: Have fun – if you’re not having fun, then why are you riding? Be considerate – ride in a predictable, relaxed manner. This will promote safety and a good time for you, auto traffic, and your fellow riders. Speak up – if you have a problem or concern, see a hazard in the path, etc., please speak up and let the riders around you know. We don’t want to leave anybody stranded alone, hurt or broken-down on the side of the road. We’re riding in a group, so if you’re not sure that somebody knows that you’re there, let them know (bells work well, if you don’t like to talk). We're going to meet up at Ventura Harbor Village at 11am on August 18th and ride around, grab a bite or two to eat, talk, laugh and enjoy the day.