Thursday, April 29, 2010

How Many Butts Fit on This?

I saw this multi-seat bike a few days ago in Minneapolis (near Portland and 32nd Street). I bet some of you know the story on this thing?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Today's Lunchtime Ride

Here are a few photos from my lunchtime ride.

I found a totem pole on a very familiar trail that I haven't been on since last fall.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bike Inventory

I've always wanted to create an inventory of my bikes and record the serial numbers, in case one is stolen.

These are most of the bikes that were sitting in the garage when I showed up with motivation and a camera. I missed two of them that were slouching in the corner and there are a few more in the bomb shelter.

Yokota Twin Peaks Tandem - T9108252
Wife's RB2 - 520223
Davidson (I couldn't find the serial number)

Raleigh Sprite - MN02711-131770 (This is hand-etched on the chain guard. I couldn't find a factory SN.)
Novara Buzz - F05031954
Fisher Sugar 293 - WTU013TO 32V
Dahon Helios - TGO111183
Maruishi Wanderer - GH73128
I had this one repainted last winter and it wears mostly new components. I'll install fenders soon. I wish I had a silver rack. If I find a nice one, I'll spring for it.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

3-Speed Fixed Gear

I rode a bike with a Sturmey Archer S3X hub last night. It was really nice. I noticed a little lash, but it shifted smoothly and I could imagine enjoying fix-gear riding more if I had one of these. I have no plans to get one though.
This photo is not flopped. The drive train is on the left side of the bike. Cool.

I got this chance because I returned a couple frame straightening tools I had borrowed from Bikesmith Design. Mark (Bikesmith Design) had recently assembled this bike and allowed me to ride it.

I'll post photos of my straightening work soon.