Wednesday, December 5, 2012
In the cycling world the term "Klunker" is used fairly loosely. It basically refers to a bike (generally a single speed) that was built or modified to go off road. But does not necessarily have modern, or what would now be considered to be high performance components. The term was coined in the 70's when mountain biking was still in its infancy. The bikes being used were mostly modified beach cruisers with balloon tires and drum brakes.
This is my single speed Carver mountain bike. Or at least its the closest thing to a "mountain bike" I own...
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
In an attempted to shave some weight off of my Raleigh, I recently replace the steel handle bars, stem and seat post with aluminium. This has actually made a huge difference. The stem and seat post were just parts that I found around the bike shop. But for the bars, I went with the Sparrow, by Soma. These bars are ment to be either upright, or dropped down. I went with dropped down, as I feel it makes me look cooler and I feel like I am riding really fast even when I am not.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Monday, December 26, 2011
Here is an old video of a bike race my friend Jesse Pilgrim set up way back in the year 2007. The video has been on youtube for years, but I havent really wanted to share it. For one, due to a poor route choice I ended up coming in dead last. Also, the bike I am riding is my old Raleigh single speed that was stolen while I was living in New York and I miss it... But Anyway, Here it is. Enjoy!