Burley 2.0

A few weeks ago I looked around my garage searching for space to hang one more just one more bike. I paused for only a moment before grabbing down my Kona Dew.  It’s rare that a bike leaves my garage for a new how, but I’m out of space and seeing that the Burley Runabout and the Kona Dew serve mostly the same purpose, that purpose being my hop on and do anything bike, I considered letting one of them…Continue Reading

Twenty

I was impressed with the ride-ability of the Raleigh Twenty after I rode the Twenty on a recent Bike to Work day and now am utterly impressed with the Twenty after taking it on the first of my non-sanctioned 2020 Tour de Whatcom (TDW) rides. Yesterday I left super early to do the 20 mile out and back route between downtown Bellingham and what would have been the last checkpoint in Ferndale, had this been the real TDW. I figured that if…Continue Reading

Space Ape

Just after snagging the derelict Scott Boulder a few weeks ago I made myself a mental note to be more careful about buying bikes on a whim because my cup/garage is flowing over.  And so then just a few days ago I bought another bike on absolutely nothing more than a whim, because apparently I have no willpower whatsoever.   You see, I had just run across a Youtube of Slow Roll Detroit and was thinking to myself, what a…Continue Reading

1992 Scott Boulder

It is without a doubt, the biggest wreck of a bike that I’ve ever taken in.   I spent next to nothing for it off of Craigslist, yet it was certainly too much by any monetary measure.  Fortunately for this nearly 30 year old Scott Boulder, I was measuring it’s worth with nostalgia rather than dollars, or this bike might be in a dumpster. By the monetary measure: the bike is old, the bike is unrideable, the tires are rotted…Continue Reading

Reimagining the Dew

Sometimes I reimagine one of the several bikes hanging on my wall and sometimes I actually carry my reimagining on to the reinventing stage.  Such is the case with my Kona Dew.  Now I’ve put a lot of miles on the Dew, but all of those miles were as a hybrid bike, riding gravel, pavement, dirt, rocks, roots, water, whatever.  For the most part, I’ve had cyclocross knobby tires on it for those miles and they seem to do pretty…Continue Reading

First Ride – Reassembled Raleigh International

This afternoon I took out the Raleigh International on a maiden voyage of sorts.  This is the Raleigh International that I had the great fortune to come across last summer.  The bikes original owner was unable to complete the restoration that he had started on a bike that he himself had purchased new back in the early 1970’s, unfortunately I was hearing the story from his widow as she handed me boxes and bags of parts. Today the International  is…Continue Reading