Bike Bits

HubBub Twist Shifter Drop Bar Adaptor (Made in the USA)

Bits for my dream bike. Every day I get a new part it feels like my birthday! Photos of some recently acquired goodies:

One Beautiful! Thomson Elite seat post (Made in the USA)

Shimano Dura-Ace/Ultegra/105 road brake lever set (Made in Japan)

Sugino MTB Chainring (Made in Japan)

HubBub Twist Shifter Drop Bar [Read More…]

Reviving Lime Mortar: A Stone Foundation's Best Friend

Hydraulic Lime

I am coming to the end of a long-term project involving the stone foundation that supports our early-1890’s home. Looking around the city where I live, many 19th Century era stone foundations, and many brick homes and chimneys as well, are in dire need of repair, ours being no exception. Originally bound together with a mixture of locally-sourced fired-limestone, sand and water, the joints between [Read More…]

Recycling Wood Waste: Fuel for our Little Cod

blue-bin

** NOTICE ** At least one aspect of the following post differs from that which we implemented in the end-design and/or the actual construction of our Tiny House. For the most accurate and up-to-date information please refer to our eBook.

 

We try to implement as many [Read More…]

An Update (September already?!)

printing press

If it seems like we’ve been neglecting our blog lately, we have been! With the cool Vermont evenings sneaking their way into our lives, we’re frantically focused on trying to finish exterior work – landscaping and maintenance of the house. To be truthful, we’re freaking out a bit because we’re behind schedule on a lot of our to-do list. Plus, [Read More…]

Cycling Rainwear in North America

J&G Cyclegear Rain Jacket

There are several great manufacturers producing high quality, sweatshop-free, cycling rainwear in North America. I’ll review the choices I made for rain gear and what I found while researching options for our upcoming cycling tour in this post.

 

Cutter Cyclical eVent Jacket

For our trip, I ended up choosing a jacket manufactured in Canada from locally produced eVent material and sold under [Read More…]

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