An indieweb blog for my bike projects, maintenance, and riding. Bikes are utilitarian dream machines that I use for a chill lifestyle of transportation and joy.
I feel like I rode all over the city this month! Lots of time in the park and Great Walkway as always.
Ezy Superior quick release pedals and dynamo lighting for the toodling around bike.
Refining contact points and doing some routine disc brake maintenance.
Getting all my bikes dialed in for the new year. I put some very short reach Tumbleweed Big Dipper bars on!
A bunch of dark, rainy riding, hella coyotes in the park, Lake Merced, Twin Peaks, and (as always) Golden Gate Park. Also 'tis the season to get sick for most of the month :(
It’s been a while! We did a short-lived 2x experiment, put on a thinner rear tire, switched to friction shifting, and racked up.
A bunch of places, mostly new-to-me, that I’d like to bike around in 2024.
There’s some damage to the carbon fork on my Marin Nicasio. Time for a custom steel fork?
A local Brompton dealer replaced the seat sleeve and it seems to have fixed the slipping seatpost.
Started getting the Brompton dialed in so I can give it a proper try. Really liking it so far! I had to take it to a Brompton dealer for a slipping seatpost though.
Get a load of that brazing, folks. Reclaiming TERF Island.
Experimenting with some saddle and brake lever adjustments; leash training Gus again; Sarah’s new paracord brake locks; and other miscellania.
My Hardtack gets its Rawland rack back and my daily driver gets a RIP Rack in GSC Rainbow Chrome.
Marin Headlands at night and at sunset with Kat’s new bike! Christmas tree from Clancy’s! I guess we just go to Clancy’s every month. More Golden Gate Park trails.
Much closer to this bike’s final fit! We rode into the Marin Headlands, swapped some contact points, and got the dynamo lights on.
Here’s the nine-millionth iteration of my All-City Gorilla Monsoon that I’m prepping to live at the bike shop instead of my apartment. Bike camping loaner, woo!
Kat trued a bit of lateral wobble out of my rear wheel and I got a spare derailleur hanger.
Kat threw on the old Eagle drivetrain from my defunct All-City to finish the build. Now she can play around with bike fit and see how she likes it before its final configuration.
Another ride organized by Safe Street Rebel. Checking out Slow 22nd (future), Sanchez, Arlington, Shotwell, 20th, and Noe.