Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Another Campy knock-off this time from the house that mediocrity build, FSA and Gimondi's giving his name to it, oh come on!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

This kind of thing is a Problem.

I know that the whole "fixed" culture has reached the point of oversaturation but this is too much. When the worlds of tuner cars and turner fixies collide, using a track bike as a accessory for your car....ugh. This guy is so out of it, he needs a 700cmx, get with the times bro!

Euro Trash Tuesday

I NEED these, please.
SO white!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Thoughts on Being "Euro".

Ira Ryan had some interesting thoughts on the use of the term “euro” as opposed to “pro” and so on, so I thought I would share a few words on the subject, one that I spend an extraordinary time thinking about. The ultimate cyclist is not pro, I have seen too many very fast racers who have the worst taste and style, worrisome bike fits and an overall ignorance towards cycling as a culture outside of sport. On the other hand there are those who fetishize bikes and spend crazy money and time on obsessive retro projects and the next big thing to impress there friends but surprisingly little time riding. The kind of guy with carbon wheels and the newest wonder bike but xxxl shorts from 10years ago. I think the perfect cyclist one that I hope to become, a monk, he moves and pedals effortlessly his style is subtle, clean and undeniable. Racing is a tool used to improve the breed not to define it, racers burn out and fade away (get fat). This takes years of time and patience and more time riding than ranting on the interweb.

Friday, April 23, 2010

So Much Italian Junk.

I rode my DeRosa to Mr. Sizemore to get my Colnago repaired and talk about a PDX Concorde project, also seen on his blog;

Look at this Guy.

Our boy Jake, mr. Pake!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

My Dream Come True

This plus...


I've been nerding out on custom steel frames for along time but never pulled the trigger. I made the plunge and Paul at Rocklobster is awesome to work with and really a pretty good deal for a full custom frame, the wait time is pretty short.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My new Object of Lust.

The details on this thing are a little fuzzy still, the rumor is that it's a Richard Sachs side project, built in off the peg sizes, the lugs and tubes are Sachs spec so....Sachs has been riding a alloy version and giving feedback, word is he really likes it and he hates alloy and carbon forks, so they must be good...if not a little pricey but what's money?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Euro Trash Tuesday

Um... this may have gone a little too far.

Monday, April 19, 2010

It's true.

I try not to get too bike political but sometimes.........

Friday, April 16, 2010

This weeks Porn.

Oh my God this Look is the jam, and the Colnago pista is almost too refined. Keep track bikes going fast kids not just spinning your bars and going nowhere.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Call me an Old Man.

But this is getting crazy, I'm so over this new trend that seems to be ever growing, to be a top flite race mechanic you have to be able to wire up car stereos apparently.

This is a pic of a Shimano Di2 and SRM install.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Save the Track Bike, Literally.

My new project, seemed like bike kharma, craigslist my size $125! for the whole bike and it's French! Now that's old school, that's why people started riding these things in the first place, because you could get then so cheap. And yes, I already had that poster up in my apt, Gitane is the brand with the most Tour de France wins, the brand of champions, Hinault, Fignon, Anquetil and me. I thought Italian bikes were build a little sloppy, yikes!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pipo You Won!

Best dressed and best stache but not Paris-Roubaix, sorry. I told you black was the new white.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Paris-Roubaix is Coming!

This Sunday, Watch Out!

Friday, April 9, 2010

You Have NO Idea....

How many times I've done homo.

DeRosa Porn

No one does it better, they have an ethereal quality one must have a nuanced palate to appreciate. But for real they dope, if one has the means I highly recommend one!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Just one of the reasons you don't ride plastic junk. Gosh, I have seen more horrific crashes in women's racing. Bummer....


Is that my dog?