Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Friends in Low Places

While it's fairly annoying that this kind of a picture is actually held by copyright, it must, must be shared. With love, of course.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Work continues

on frame number two. This will be a single speed cross bike (theme?) for Skip. It will use the same lugset and dropouts as the first, but instead of Dedacciai tubing, it will use some nicer (and lighter) True Temper tubes.

This detail knocked a whopping 4 grams off of the BB lug. You may think, "that kinda looks like a flower." Good guess, but it's really so I can get some liquid wrench in there to remove the BB when Skip seizes it in the frame in a few years.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mass Effect

Sorry bacon ride. Sam graciously postponed taking the new machine out on it's first non-commute ride until late in the day Sunday. He called Saturday, early evening and took the news that I was already several espresso martinis into damage with grace and we settled on a 10am start.

Despite my inattentive flat inducing riding, we spun a nice tight loop to the South of town. It's hard not to be pumped with a complete War Axe spinning it up beside you. As they say, good times, good times.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mark the Occasion: The First War Axe is Complete

So... Fuck off with your sofa units and string green stripe patterns.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Monkey Wrench Cycles (Re)Grand Opening

One heluva party, rock show and all.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Now that's just silly,

...and it's Lazer Black, not Laser Black. Obviously.

and one with flash to show the metallic flake from outer space,

(no full-frontal shots until it's built)

UFO Sighting

Sept 3., 2010 12:16pm

Reports began to circulate concerning a strange object near the location of Monkey Wrench Cycles in Lincoln, Nebraska. Several witnesses described a "Laser Black"object consisting of two triangular structures sharing a fixed side. One witness, who refused to be identified for this article, revealed witnessing disk shaped objects and other mysterious "machined constructions" had been gathered at the site in the days previous to the sighting.

"It's a conspiracy," he said. "It's something big. And they're all in on it."