Winter months are usually a slower time of the year for the bike world. This does afford us with some opportunities to get stuff done. Re-arrange or build in the shop, do larger projects, or get caught up on training. I took some time this winter to do some training, and it was great! I… Continue reading Winter work
It has been an interesting week in Texas. Lots of friends and family are in the process of recovering, re-building, and normalizing their lives. For a lot of us this includes getting back in the saddle to get away for a minute and re-charge those batteries. A lot of bikes were underwater and we want them in good working order. I had a phone call about some carbon fiber wheels that were submerged in Houston and that got my gears turning. What if anything do we need to keep our eyes open for after a flood and are these composites safe to ride?
This has been something I have wanted to do for a while. About 2 years ago Bicycling Magazine put out an article on how to tip your bicycle mechanic. People always asked what my favorite was. I liked the random ones to try something new. So, where is all this going? Obviously to the Bike Shop… Continue reading The beer flows like wine
Last October I won Mechanic of the Week from the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. They are taking all the nominees from the last year to vote for the Mechanic of the Year. I need your vote! Follow the link below to vote. Please pass it around if I have done work for you! Vote Here,… Continue reading Vote for me!
I know that it is summer time and the kiddos are out of school. I came across this drawing Cash did for "What your parent does for work" I love it, and it makes me smile. There I am with a bike. I think that sums it up from a 6 year old's point of… Continue reading In the Shop
Here is an old project that I finally delivered on. The situation: Someone came by with an old bike. I mean old, about 1905 old. It was her grandfather's bike, built by her great-grandfather. He built bikes in Baltimore for people in the circus. She brought in some really neat articles about the shop. So… Continue reading Welding Fun
So a lot has happened in the last year. One of those things is being the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association Mechanic of the Week. Read about it here! It was fun to have a lot of my regular customers and some co-working chime in and sing my praises for me. The one thing I recall about it… Continue reading Getting caught up
So I am getting this adventure underway. It is hard to communicate a decades worth of experience into an organized website. I will do my best. There will hopefully be regular updates about building out the shop and stuff that I am working on. Stay tuned and I will do my best to keep you… Continue reading First blog post