A random collection of thoughts associated with the sport of cycling, as relayed by one hopelessly devoid of too many competing interests. It's a one track blog I'm afraid. But hey, if you like bikes you might enjoy it. So keep reading and the worst that'll happen is it might rot your brain..

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

King of Burlingame

It's coming up soon, will I see you there? I hope so because it's going to be a blast! I know I haven't posted in a while, and I must apologize to the one or two of you who still check this page on occasion. I've been riding, working, sleeping, driving an awful lot and riding some more. I actually rode bikes with gears twice in the last week to boot!

Things are coming along nicely and the Sinister is freshly geared with the finest 1997 technology (1x8 XT cassette and XTR mech mated to a 7/8spd thumbie), and it's also sporting a freshly rebuilt Minute up front so things should be good. I will be leading a post race ride on the super fun and great trails that exist in the regions beyond the race course. I'll likely be sporting an orange long sleeve NEMBA jersey if it's colder, or a ratty looking short sleeve RI NEMBA jersey if it's warm. Come find me if you are at all interested in the post race ride. It will be a good time at a nice pace with plenty of time to fall off the techy stuff Lennon designed.


Sunday, March 01, 2009

Yardsale Time

Help me clear out some stuff!! It's high time I cleared out the spare parts bin. Help a brother out and buy this stuff at deep discount prices while stimulating my local economy.

Parts seen below:

XTR 8 spd rear derailleur ($15), XT 8 spd rear derailleur ($15), Selle Italia SLR ($25), LX 8 spd cassette ($10)

And some more parts: Race Face Evolve Low Rise ($15), Race Face Evolve 27.2 post 330mm ($15) XT Front Derailleur top pull 28.6 clamp ($10), Race Face Bashguard 4 Bolt 104 BCD ($15), New R/C road post and 120mm stem - from my San Jose ($10 each), Generic stem 120mm, 25.4 clamp MTB stem. Truvativ Stylo triple MTB crankset with Bottom Bracket, pedal washers and chainring bolts. 175mm length ($50).

All this stuff is in good to great shape. The R/C post and stem are basically brand new and were taken off of my Bianchi San Jose. The SLR saddle is petty darned light and in really good shape. I just don't really dig it, maybe you will. The Race Face bar saw one ride on the Sinister before I realized I really needed some more back sweep. The Stylos have some miles on them but the BB has life left in it and the arms are in great shape. The cranks and bashguard go together like PB&J, or Turner and Hooch if that floats your boat.