Thursday, June 28, 2007

Fredericka ride tonight.

Still working on getting comfortable on the TT bike. Must be spending too many miles on the 29er these days. I just can' t stop riding that Salsa Mamasita. Had a little front end trouble lately. Had the front wheel trued to remove the hop that has appeared. I still have a bend fork dropout though that seems to be getting worse. It's starting to worry me. I noticed that under power I was getting the tire to rub on the inside of the carbon fork blade. Not Good! Oh yeah, and there is still the shimmy at around 20-25 mph. Then it goes away and comes back around 36-42 mph. It's worse at the higher speeds (which I can't do much of and won't again until it's fixed). I may need to look for a new fork before Sunday but my options are limited with it being a 1" threadless fork.
Oh well. ....
Captain Bob signing off.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

You think your bike is big? Think again.

Got to take this sweet 36 inched wheeled monster home last week. Had to make a special delivery to the Big Wheel Ballyhoo that Twenty nine inches put on last weekend. What a blast to ride.
Been pretty busy lately so sorry about the lack of posting.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Camp ride again.

Another day at Camp, Saturday that is. Lost a little traction on some rocks though so we wrestled a bit. I think I won though. No pic of the shoulder though but the rock missed the should bone by a mere inch. So, I have deep bruise. Could be worse.
I should have went to the Lisbon TT. Great times guys, especially Striker.
Also, here is a pic of some steel tubing? Maybe heading to Salsa so they can make some more El Mariachi's? Maybe.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Next project......Schwinn Single Speed Mtb 26er!

Finally got around sandblasting this little angle last weekend. Now the paint has been laid. Hopefully, she will be built next weekend.
FOR SALE......sure is. How much? Not sure yet.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Cedar Bend mtb ride.

Quite possibly the only real trails that can be ridden in this area without getting muddy. There were only a couple tacky spots but the rest of these trails were dry. Amazing traction was had with these Geax tires I am trying out. I have only found one thing so far that my Salsa Mamasita 29er cannot do. It's the teeter totter picture. I didn't realize that when I bought it I would not be able to teeter totter with her. Got in about an hour of mtb'ing tonight. You would be amazed at how nice the trails are at Cedar Bend. There are stairs, steep stairs, and all of the stair climbs have a singletrack beside them for biking. There are more bridges than Madison County. All of the trails that grow grass are mowed consistantly. Just a perfect place to ride anytime. But, when everything else is wet, Cedar Bend is not. I remember Bidwell riding here last summer and in the morning there were downpours but in the afternoon the trails were rideable again. Pretty cool.
Jeff need to have an event here!!!!


Monday, June 04, 2007

A little gravel tonight.

Pulled the girls around for around 12 miles of gravel tonight. Slapped on some new tires and man, they roll nice. Feel just like my old Geax Sedona's. Some of my pals called the Sedona's the smiley face tires.

This Salsa Mamasita continues to amaze me. It feels like a high end steel frame in the rear and a nice alum frame in the front. 29ers are just amazing. Those who do not ride one are really missing out.

Here is a pic of Madee & Ella. Madee it the one on the right.