Category: bike

Ah shadenfreude...

posted by collin on 07.10.01 at 20:22, null, rant, rant, bike, 2 comments Permalink

After several years of hibernating in my parent's garage, I dug my bike out and brought it to the local repair shop for a much needed tune-up. They quickly informed me that my 14 year-old U-lock was not going cut it on the mean streets of New York and then demonstrated by easily opening it with a regular Bic pen.

So I needed a new lock. The recommended approach is to use at least two, one to secure both wheels to the frame and another to secure the frame to a post—which doesn't even cover the seat.

What about your fork? ZOMG!

The true test is always on the street. After a night of being locked to parking sign on a dark street off Houston, I found the bike with both wheels and the seat exactly where I left if it. The handle bars, however, were gone.

Ben?

Comment from: Devin [Visitor] · http://www.hwaethwugu.com/blog
I love the dangling participle because it's entirely plausible.
Permalink 10/01/07 @ 21:40
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
I didn't do it.
Permalink 10/02/07 @ 07:04

Incedibly precarious bicycles...

posted by collin on 07.09.29 at 15:48, null, nonsense, random, bike, 3 comments Permalink
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
Is the Amp all done? It looks kind of fun...
Permalink 09/29/07 @ 17:23
Comment from: collin [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/collin.php
It's rideable. Should probably get a bushing kit for the fork though.
Permalink 09/30/07 @ 14:20
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
where's the picture after the fall? I want disaster.
Permalink 10/09/07 @ 19:31

We were more indie.

posted by collin on 07.09.26 at 18:28, null, rant, rant, bike, 1 comment Permalink

You suck like the love child of a pornstar and a hoover CoolHunting. Stop pimping this corporate shit...

Comment from: graham [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/graham.php
The one in the top left reminds me of something. I can't quite place it though...
Permalink 09/27/07 @ 08:56

Such a pain in my ass...

posted by collin on 07.09.21 at 15:31, null, null, bike, Leave a comment Permalink

Still slop in the frame/fork...

This old guy is core.

posted by collin on 07.07.15 at 07:45, null, technology, bike, 1 comment Permalink

'51 Raleigh with a 62-42-22 triple, homemade derailleurs, suicide shift on the front.

Comment from: graham [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/graham.php
God bless America. That crankset is ridiculous.
Permalink 07/16/07 @ 08:49

BLF member MIA

posted by collin on 07.05.09 at 13:16, null, rant, rant, bike, 1 comment Permalink

Last seen at the Carnegie Center in D.C.

This naked aggression will not stand. There will be repercussions. Blood will flow.

Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
That's crap... what kind of bike thief steals a bike that's already been fixed?

Boo.
Permalink 05/09/07 @ 15:33

I will not build a fillet brazed frame.

posted by collin on 07.05.01 at 18:50, null, visual, rant, random, technology, tech, bike, Leave a comment Permalink

I will not make a jig out of extruded Al.

I will not buy stainless dropouts, neither vertical nor horizontal.

I will not buy a torch.

I will not figure out how you fillet braze. Really. I mean it.

I have a problem.

It's a fuck'n Calfee.

posted by collin on 07.05.01 at 14:31, null, art, visual, random, technology, bike, 1 comment Permalink
Comment from: graham [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/graham.php
Lugged bamboo frames are nothing new, but these bars are wonderful.
Permalink 05/01/07 @ 15:28

More retro insanity.

posted by collin on 07.04.23 at 12:12, null, nonsense, random, bike, Leave a comment Permalink

I'm kinda surprised we didn't know about or try this in the glory days of the BLF. Though, since you need two independent freewheels I can't think of an easy way to do this with scrap parts...