Monday, December 27, 2010

Power Shuriken

Yesterday while Pat & I were dismantling the airlines from the old shop we discovered some more of "Safety Matt's" handiwork buried in the ceiling tile of the 18ft ceiling.
At least it didn't end up sticking out of his face.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

I think I'll take couple of days off for family & friends.
Have a good holiday.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Levi LaVallee Flight

Levi was injured last week and the New Years Eve event has been canceled.


Wanted to buy
Ceriani 35mm Grand Prix Forks

Monday, December 20, 2010

WM 1,2, or 3, 21" 18" or 19"?

I've been dealing with these decisions today & found some charts that were helpful.
Click em, drag em, save em.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Shop Update #56

I actually had some requests for a shop update.
There's still a rather large to do list to tackle before I get into the detail work but it's getting there & today we're going start setting up the bike area which is something I was beginning to think wasn't going to happen anytime soon.
I will say this, although growing up on that damn farm sucked a lot of the time I'm grateful for the work ethic that came with it.
Even though it's been 25 years since I lived my fathers dream this project made me realize no matter how shitty/dirty the job at least I'm still capable of putting my head down and getting it done.
At least it's not cleaning stalls, shelling corn, cutting/splitting/stacking wood or cutting grass.
Thanks Dad.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Eat'N Tool

Although the hex wrench holes are 6, 8, & 10mm, the $7.00 price tag makes this a must have for your ride-n-camp kit.

Friends Who've Got It Together

A Biltwell Christmas package arrived today.
I can send you a pocket full of drywall screws which is all I seem to have right now.
Thanks guys

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sod Buster

The Case Sod Buster , a big part of my formative years.
My father had one stashed in the glove box of the farm truck, the barns, the garage, the tractor tool kit, it seemed like there was always one within reach.
The other day I was in line at the Lowes and racked up amongst the AAA batteries at the cashier kiosk was a row of Sod Busters for $17.00. I hadn't thought of that knife in years & nostalgia got the best of me and I had to have one.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Anyone have a line on these tires?
I need two 21"

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Day Out

Yesterday I got out of carpentry duty for most of the day to go shoot some images/footage with Michael Schmidt, Homer, Jason & Major.
Great guys with a passion for their craft and bikes too. We did some fun stuff & I'm super excited to see the photos.
We ended up shooting on an old cattle farm with a few old building foundations one of which was in the process of being turned into a makeshift skate park. I'm a big fan of the build your own fun movement.
Michaels blog: THE WORLD IS FLAT

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I still love it when I come home to new goodies.
Yesterdays haul, a much needed special ops backpack from Rouser and some unsolicited fun propaganda front Craig at Front St Cycles.
Thanks a ton guys you made my day.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Style Cats


Shop Progress #38

A lot of progress was made over the past 3 days & it was nice to have some help & company.
However I only took these two phone photos.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Weirdo Volume #1

Brought to you by the family over at Lowbrow Customs the first issue of Weirdo is not only fully of their usual quality parts.
You'll also enjoy event reports, customers rides, tech tips, photos & an eye pleasing design.
Get yours.

Matt @ Machine

Not only does Matt have an eye for building a good bike, His design work in Sydney Australia's Neutral Bay newest restaurant Pony is amazing.
link: Machine