This Space for Rent

Jan 26, 2018

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Cat & Mite

Dozing cat, dozing mite

Jan 23, 2018


Finally putting the expandable bottle cage to use

… and taking advantage of the expandable bottle cage I bought for this machine last year. You can’t fit a 750ml wine bottle into a traditional bottle cage without bending the dickens out of it but this one (an Arundel Looney Bin) cheerfully expands to fit.

Jan 21, 2018


Henry Higgins rainbow

A brief bit of clear sky lined up just right to put a rainbow across the street from Henry Higgins this afternoon.

Jan 19, 2018

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Triple Triangle mite

Dust Mite helps box up a bicycle frame (and discovers a couple of paint nicks in the process).

Jan 15, 2018


Shimmy-inducing load

I ran out of room in the saddlebags, so I propped a bag of soymilk on the top of the longtail; only 20 pounds, but high & loose enough so that it managed to provoke xtracycle shimmy despite the stupidly low trail fork I’ve got on this machine.

Jan 14, 2018

Breaking the law

Scofflaw randonneuse

(the emergency randonneuse in the parking lot at the end of Reeder Road)

Jan 12, 2018

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Final paint check

The final paint check before reassembling the headset & boxing everything up.

Jan 10, 2018

Railroad picture of the day

Stopping for a train

When I was coming home from King Harvest I reached the foot of Spokane Ave just before the working Eng! came by with a short train of refrigerator cards.

Jan 08, 2018

Touch-up paint

I finally got around to painting the rack&fork

Approximately a year after building it, I finally painted the mountainhack’s fork + rack. Sadly, I couldn’t find the exact fluorescent pink I used before, and the one I used to replace it ended up being a darker pink in all but sunlight.

(there are still things that need to be done to this frame; I need to reposition the pusher boss, paint the NDS rear dropout (I stripped the paint off it so I could braze on a pump peg one morning when I was doing a programming contract, so I didn’t have time to clean & paint it then and subsequently kept putting it off), and fish power through the frame & fork.)

Jan 06, 2018

(not so) still life with domestic vermin

Buckeley and his very best friend

Buckeley & his very best friend Mavis.

Jan 05, 2018

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Protractor Mite

Dust Mite measures some angles

No labels

Ready for decals & clearcoat?

The topcoat (hopefully; I may need to put a small mask on and slide the seatstay fade down a little bit) is curing, and then decals + topcoat + mailing.

Jan 04, 2018

Keeping the cats warm

Cold afternoon

Why, yes, we do have a space heater running downstairs so that the cats can sit by it and warm themselves. Why do you ask?


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