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Monthly Archives: March 2013

  • “Daily Driver”

    So while I await final details on the next customer build, I’ll take some time to show everyone my “daily driver” for 2013. I’m beginning to get that itch for singletrack. Snow has been fun, but it’s time for spring to arrive Old Man Winter. Hope you don’t mind taking a vacation till next year? …

  • Image Post

    About the Image The bedding was hardly able to cover it and seemed ready to slide off any moment. His many legs, pitifully thin compared with the size of the rest of him, waved about helplessly as he looked. "What's happened to me?" he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, a proper human room [...] More
  • Rocket #9

    So the next build up is Louis’29er mountain bike trail bike. This will be built around a Fox 120mm travel 15mm through axle tapered suspension fork and the parts kit will include Thomson, King, ENVE, I9, Stan’s No-Tubes, Sram XO, Raceface and a few other notables. This one’s going to be made in honor of …

  • Winter is passing… Springs in the air.

    This weekend may be one of the last times out on snow covered trails. Perhaps a late April snow storm will happen but I doubt it. This year’s winter has been a total blast. I recall when I was a kid, when winter hit we were stoked! Snow ball battles awaited. The local hill by …

  • Clean Procedures

    So I’ve had this question enough times to warrant a blog post on the subject: “Why do you build in sub-assemblies?” vs just welding the entire frame up at once. The short answer is: Because it breaks building a bicycle down into bite sized pieces. The LONG answer would be this: So the first step …

  • Finishing up another Fat Bike..

    I’ll let the pictures do the talking… This ones a fat bike: And of course, you can’t build fat bikes unless you ride them.. Good stuff today: Stay tuned for more kids…

  • All-Mountain or “Just-Mountain” and other related numbers.

    So there’s a great discussion regarding what defines “all-mountain” over on V-Salon. I’ve been adding some thoughts but figured I’d expand more in depth over here at 44HQ. Like I mentioned on V-Salon, a lot of what I build I suppose could be put into the all-mountain hardtail category. But to me, this definition is …

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