Today’s dose of humor


Occasionally, I get a really bizarre phone call – people want all sorts of weird stuff, it turns out. In most cases, I politely decline to build whatever the person is asking for, offer a bit of advice and perhaps a reference to someone perhaps able to do what they want, and we part ways […]

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Fall cleaning!

-Lightly used (couple rides) 30.9x125mm travel Thomson covert dropper post w/remote. SOLD. -Rockshox Pike 29 140mm travel fork. 100×15 spacing, 198mm/7.75″ tapered steerer. In great functional shape/perfect seals and bushings with a bit of anodizing missing on the crown where housing rubbed. Black. SOLD. -Notubes Crest 29″ wheelset. XD driver on the QR/135 rear (can be […]

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A new one for Sarah

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First, the easier to explain bike (tomorrow I’ll talk about the “Ultimate Warrior”) – I built Sarah a new FS plus bike (her first plus bike, and her first FS bike in probably 10 years!) as she’s off to do a 2-day DH class and learn about getting big air and such. She’s an XC […]

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Do not, not, not do a 6 hour overnight flight with a 4 year old and a 2 year old. I’m going to sleep. Bike building updates tomorrow. Mahalo!

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Frame price increase June 1st


The fine folks at the ISU Westlake (insurance broker) did their best but my rates continue to climb, and there is a major tubing supply disruption/problem on the horizon about 6 months out (more on that soon) – so starting June 1st, frame prices will increase: -Hardtail/unsuspended frames $1750 -Full suspension frames $2850   As usual, current […]

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Spring cleaning! Loads of deals!

It’s that time of year. See photo dump below for pics. -Thomson 31.6 125mm dropper post. Brand new, never installed. This is the external cable model, will fit any bike with a 31.6 seat tube. $275.  SOLD -Thomson 27.2×330 masterpiece zero offset seatpost in silver. Brand new. Customer wanted a setback and I ordered the […]

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Sick Family!


All 4 of us have some kind of awful upper respiratory green gunk (not quite the color of Colin’s hardtail, but close…) If it were just me, work would basically continue as usual but with the kids and Sarah also down, it’s unlikely I’ll be in the shop much until next week (barring a miraculous […]

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