The Building of Sheila's Bike: 99% Done

We finally have some photos of Sheila’s touring bike in an almost-done condition. As a friend recently stated, Sheila’s bicycle is “very elegant”, and we tend to agree. I’ll walk you through some of the finer points of her bicycle in this post.

 

Stem

Right off you’ll notice her bike’s odd looking stem and lack of handlebar tape. Our wonderful friend David from the Winooski Bike [Read More…]

Finishing Touches: Kai’s Bicycle

A couple of items I alluded to in my previous post about my Fat City bicycle restoration arrived in the mail today. Naturally, I quickly set to work installing them on my bicycle. “Naturally”, because even though I should have been working to finalize the insulation design on [Read More…]

A Fat City Restoration : Kai's Bicycle

As we prepare for the arrival of Sheila’s new frameset I thought now would be a good opportunity to shed some light on the bicycle I will be using on our trip around the world.

Originally purchased way-back in 1996, my Fat City Cycles “Wicked Lite” frameset was due for an overhaul. In a rather curious coincidence, I initiated this process three [Read More…]

The Rohloff Speedhub

Rolhoff Speedhub

My Rohloff Speedhub arrived this week!

Kai found a great deal on the the SPEEDHUB 500/14 CC EX, the Axle plate CC OEM2, 16T sprocket, a sprocket removal tool, twist grip, shifter cables, external gear mechanism, and an oil change kit through StarBike.com. I can’t wait to try it out!

(photo by [Read More…]