The Building of My Bike: The Frame III

Folk Engineered, My Frame 8

More photos of my frame being built by Folk Engineered! I love being able to see the work in progress. Click here to see the full album on Folk Engineered’s Facebook page.

Photos by Folk Engineered

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The Building of My Bike: The Frame II

Folk Engineered Frame Building

Ryan from Folk Engineered has started building my frame! Check out the photos detailing some truly beautiful materials and fine workmanship. Visit Folk Engineered’s Facebook page to see the full album.

True Temper fork blades and steerer, Pacenti Paris-Brest crown, Henry James cast fork ends, and stainless steel canti bosses and blind rack bosses:

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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…]

Good Old Fashioned Tent-Off

A short time ago, two worthy and stalwart opponents dropped by to participate in a much heralded ‘tent-off’, organized to showcase a head-to-head competition between our home-team’s Hilleberg Staika and the away-team’s “Moss Stardome II“. The tension was palpable as the rivals rapidly erected their tents, each striving for victory!

Actually, the two ‘shelter-athletes’ were none other than our friends [Read More…]