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Here you go. Cost more than the bike. But can’t beat it for comfort! Three guesses what it is going on. Interesting that Brooks has gone to the bags versus the old cardboard boxes. I have quite of few of those stashed away.img_20181118_173417841



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I’m baaaack

Yet another year has sailed past.

Here is a teaser for you.

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So to speak. I am still around and surprisingly enough so is the blogosphere.

Finally found the missing files so I can start rebuilding the missing pictures on the blog, and hopefully post a few more. No new bike acquisitions, and only minimal work on the current herd. Minimal riding too, unfortunately work has been getting in the way.

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This past year has been full of too much of everything but bicycles. I think my yearly total riding might be in the low double digit range. Not good…

Life has gotten in the way more than a little. Dealing with ageing parents and my lovely bride being out of work for nearly a year due to an on job injury. Things are starting to level off and plans are afoot for a new shop after the first of the year. So things are looking up!

Hopefully things on the blog side will improve over the winter and I can get things repaired.


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Sorry folks, no really new content to add. Another year has slipped by.

An elderly friend of ours asked how I was doing, told her I was “living life at the speed limit”, she said; “I am too and they keep raising the damned thing”.

Working on rearranging some things in our life in hopes of gaining some semblance of control.


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Sorry about the lack of posting, cycling took a back seat to too many other activities this past year. I am still riding and still loving my bikes, just not as much as I would like. I also apologize for the lack of pictures. Many of my pictures were hosted on Webshots and they have since closed down. I will work on restoring the pictures as soon as I can. The good news is I have all the pictures, the bad news is they need to uploaded some where else to be visible.

Looking forward to wrenching and wriding in 2013!

I wish you a Brave New Year!


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Well the hub part anyway, and I am excited to have them…

Was tidying up the work bench earlier today and realized that I had quite a few hubs laying on it waiting for someone to verify dimensions so spokes can be ordered….wonder who that would be?

Hard photo op to miss out on 😉

These are the hubs laying on the bench. Sturmey Archer vintage, Sturmey Archer new and Shimano. One pair of the vintage hubs are getting laced onto a set of CR-18 alloy rims to go on my Raleigh Superbe for everyday riding. The original steel rims have a kink and hop that I cannot get out, but I want to save the wheels for shows. Another of the vintage hubs is for my wife’s Colt, she is getting a dyno hub on it. The newer SA hubs are for the Raleigh Record build, that one is getting the CR-18 rims also. The Shimano hubs are just there for the moment, both are 8 speeds, one interestingly enough is coaster brake.

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