Tuesday, March 06, 2007


Michael Browne is just about to leave the dirt rag building. I'm sure he will be missed. He is a top bloke, approachable, interested and always seeking to tell it like it is. I'm sure he will continue to do so at trek. All the best.

The first reports on this years north american handmade bike show have now been posted and a flickr search reveals some beautiful work. The amount of effort involved is truly staggering ~ a real credit to the handmade bike movement in america. There are so many interesting frames from the bohemian tandem (which boggles the mind) to the wolfhound with adjustable rear drop outs and press fitted 50mm bb bearings, to the purity of the sachs track bike. Feast your eyes and your mind. http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=nahbs&s=rec

(pic pinched from aquaholic - see mtbr)

My own fleet has gone through some change. I have started bending stainless steel tubing to fit the Black sheep fork onto the IF, which should all be done over the next few days, and the road rat is now graced with a cut down set of profile airwing tt bars, cane creek bar end brake levers, and avid cantis. The latter required some bodging with a cable hanger bolted onto an extended bolt on the seat tube collar: the rack eyelets didn't give the clearance for dangling...will post pics soon.

1 comment:

weasel said...

unbelievably gorgeous bikes, what else can you say apart from 'I want one'