• 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

  • Stumpjumper Day

    Stumpjumper Day.  I think that has a nice ring to it? Maybe it should always follow Independence Day, like Boxing Day follows Christmas. I spent the first Stumpjumper Day riding my early model Stumpjumper up the long grade to the Galbraith towers.  It was a busy day on Galbraith, but most on the road were going up so I just took my place in the slow procession.  This vintage bike really does not have the super low gearing that most…Continue Reading