• 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

  • 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