Category Archives: Bicycles

Next Project – 1981 Trek 613 Size 56

I have a friend who really wanted me to build up a trek just like mine for him.  Thus the search began for a pre 82, long rake fork, to convert to 650b.  I ended up sourcing this one, which turned … Continue reading

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650b Conversion Clearance

Some of you may be familiar with converting old road bikes to 650b, smaller rim, fatter tire, possibly more fun.  I am working on an older Fuji  for a friend at the moment and had to share this.  It has and … Continue reading

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Niner E.M.D. Pre-Sale – Sold

The bike is back on the market the owner decided it needs to go, not going to get the use it deserves, and needs a new home. Not the usual fare here at O.A.C., but raising funds for another convert. I … Continue reading

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S&SUB Build and Details

I took some pictures this morning of the bike I threw together over the weekend from parts in the garage.  The Frame is an older Trek 400 sport bike converted to 650b.  By using the smaller rim I could run … Continue reading

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S&SUB First Ride

This has been an interesting week, and for some therapy I went through te garage to help a phoenix rise from the ashes.  You may have heard of the Bridgstone Urban Bike or even Jan Hine’s much more refined GBUB (Grand Bois Urban … Continue reading

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Little Bikes and Accessories

It is amazing how even the “simple things” like installing a basket can become a challenge with little bikes: You do not really want to see how bad it was if I used the front struts from the factory.  The factory mounting … Continue reading

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In The Stand – 1991 Miyata Seven14

My wife’s bike is almost off to its new home now that she has fallen for the Sequoia.  This bike has served her well and has many miles left in her.  Originally a 700c bike that would barely fit 26mm … Continue reading

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In the Stand – 1991 RB-T

As the next chapter in my life seems to be organically developing there has been a few bikes passing through my work stand.  The common theme is small bikes for ladies that do not have wacked out geometry angles, more on this … Continue reading

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Suntour Thumb Shifters

So we are out on a family ride yesterday and my wife is telling me how much she loves the cork grips and the Sequoia in general, but why are the shifters still on the down tube?  It is realy fun … Continue reading

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1983 Sequoia Final Build – For Now

The drop bars were not the setup of choice for my wife.  I figured that was going to be the case and had a set of Nitto Albatross bars and NOS Specialized dirt drop stem on hand and ready to … Continue reading

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