• Can’t Help Myself

    When I see bikes like this for sale I really can’t help myself.  I think that the affliction is a combination of factors, in this case the bike: is from my era, is all stock, is $50, and in my opinion needs to be saved from the dump?   To be clear, that list was likely all rationalizations.  Rationalization or not, this completely stock 1987 Schwinn Sierra was billed as a cute, sturdy bike that want’s some TLC and for…Continue Reading

  • Mixed Bag of Cycling Stuff

    I’ve not neglected biking, just blogging. I’m not saying that I’ve been out doing a super lot of biking, just saying that I have my priorities in order; biking before blogging.  So here’s a wrap up. Tour de Whatcom 2021 – Well the reality of it is that this spring/summer I am in a dental overhaul mode (not fun) and honestly didn’t think I’d have a fun time doing the 100 mile route a week after oral surgery, nor did…Continue Reading

  • Schwinn S-30

    This used “trail” bike slips into my list of bikes that I’d like to own.  I think it fits the “bikes with odd stuff” category so I had no choice but to grab it fast as I could. 7. bikes with odd stuff –  linkage fork, Manitou rear shock, Raleigh Twenty, unique heritage, etc. Not a linkage fork, but a wierd suspension setup and perhaps you could call it unique heritage as it is some sort of a descendent of a…Continue Reading

  • Scott Boulder – Gravel Edition

    Last year I came across a Scott Boulder which I hoped to restore, out of a past and somewhat nostalgic tribute to Scott.  Well if you read that post you’ll know that the bike was more than a small disaster.  The big items like wheels, forks, seat tube and brakes were complete goners, succumbing to decades of corrosion.  The drivetrain however was in pretty good shape and the frame, aside from the gaudy colors, was actually a pretty nice light…Continue Reading