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Saddle Trade – Swift for Aspin?

I have given my Brooks Swift saddle a good chance to be the one, but have come to the conclusion that I prefer my Berthoud Aspin / touring saddle.  Before the swift heads off for sale I thought I would … Continue reading

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Trek 613 650b Conversion Complete

This is the most beautiful bike I have built up yet.  I would even go as far as saying it is nicer than my roadeo from Rivendell.  After years of reading on the web and doing multiple 650b conversions on my … Continue reading

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Saddle Comparison – Brooks B17, Swift and Berthoud Touring

Earlier this week I landed a Brooks Swift in trade for a B17 I had on a bike that sees only occasional use.  This presented me with the opportunity to take some side by side comparison shots.  The pictures tell … Continue reading

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Friday Ramble

This afternoon I had some time to take the Roadeo fork over to the big brown trucks and ship it back to its creator for repair. Then I rambled all through town, followed the signs for the “Bike Route” for … Continue reading

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Gilles Berthoud Touring Saddle Review – 14 months

It has been a little over a year since I first picked up a Berthoud Touring saddle to add to my rotation of Brooks B17 saddles in the stable.  I had been drawn to the Berthoud after going through a … Continue reading

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Good Morning Baby Strawberries

Watching the sun come up over the strawberry fields, the smell of fresh food all through your ride is fantastic. And on the way home, the siren song to the north

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Twilight Tour de Pomegranate

Some of you may remember my love of riding for wild or semi wild foods from my Walnut Ride.  Time to enjoy the dry weather and the morning chill, and ride for the pomegranates I had seen a few weeks ago.  … Continue reading

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Bikes in the Garage – Rawland dSogn

My Rawland dSogn has been one of the best value bikes I have ever put together.  I was able to pick up the frame and fork as a blem in the fall of 2009 and build it up almost completely from components I … Continue reading

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Bikes in the Garage – Rivendell Roadeo

My default gofast bike is my Rivendell Roadeo.  The frame and fork are from Rivendell Bicycle Works.  Build: Handle bar: Nitto RM013 Riv Dirt Drop Levers: Tektro Shifters: Suntour Barcon NOS Cables/Housing: Jagwire Titanium Finish Stem: Nitto Technomic Delux Tape: … Continue reading

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