Wednesday, August 24, 2011

You Should Be In Madison Right Now

Because Madison is hosting the Heartland Velo Show! 

I designed this to be a postcard. Steve sent me a picture of it on a BILLBOARD. Gyahh.

It's going to be awesome-- exhibitors, seminars, and excellent company. Steve is going to give a lecture, which I am terribly sorry to miss. 

We'll be displaying some fresh and new bikes that haven't even been photographed in their entirety:

Whose tail is that? Better go to Wisconsin...

There will also be an enormous maximallist touring bike I built for my charming and patient gentleman friend that has a compass painted on the back so he never gets lost. Not to mention the goldest Motobecane ever.  Pictures to come. 

Here's that lightning bike all built up:


But then it turned out the owner wanted a white bike with blue lightning. Oh no! Fortunately for my sanity he's willing to wait till winter.

That's all for now. Go to Wisconsin!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bike Up your Thursday Afternoon

Philly just keeps getting hipper. There will be a mobile bike shop at City Hall tomorrow (4:00-???) where you can get your bike tailored and your pants tuned up, for free. Here's the website. And here's a video: 

No comment!

Even if your bike fits nice and skinny and your pants are well oiled and silent, you should come by anyway. We'll be representing with some pretty bikes to show off and maybe some swag to give away. We don't venture into Center City too often!

Blair's gopher-inspired driving style doesn't work too well on crowded streets.

And I leave you with a Sachs restoration. This is so vintage it's not even red.

Quite the opposite, in fact.
Hope to see you all tomorrow!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bugs and Lighting and Tandems

In these hottest months of the year, with the thermometers exploding and the roads melting all over the place and rim strips actually liquifying (true story. An ultramarathon racer told me) I'm impressed how many people are still out riding. It's really hot. Those of us with beards have shortened or removed them, and I took EIGHT WHOLE INCHES off my hair (no one noticed). So let's concentrate on temperature-neutral things:

A few weeks ago Bina and her fiance Justin got married in a lovely ceremony up in the Poconos.

Look! We all clean up so well!

Congratulations, Bina and Justin!

In other news, we have acquired another painter: 

Wait, that's the shop leafhopper. His name is Herman.

It's this dude.

 His name is Blair and he likes Frank Zappa and obscure rappers who sing about being chased by possums. We think he'll be a perfect fit. 

Plus, he is enthusiastic.

Remember that eyeball bike? This week I did a lightning bike: 


There's also a camel bike in the works, pictures pending. I would be thrilled if someone requested a leafhopper bike. 

This friday is Tandemonium at the track. We will be representin' so come say hi. No one has been able to talk me onto a track tandem yet. 

Can you blame me? It looks terrifying!

And I close out with a fish. There MUST be a leafhopper bike in our future. Antennae crossed...

"My manta ray's/ ALL RIGHT!"