This Space for Rent

Feb 21, 2019

Wandering

Narrow gauge randonneuse

At the narrow gauge trestle/tree sculpture at the foot of River Road & 99e

Feb 20, 2019

Prototyping

Prototyping

Sketching out a paint scheme for my (partially completed; the front triangle is sitting in a jig in my bike mess waiting for me to fit the bottle bosses & wiring ports) lightweight traditional randonneuse-to-be (“traditional”, here, means 73/73 HTA/STA, a more-level TT, and maybe centerpull brakes; it’s going to be a fly-by-wire machine, which isn’t exactly what I’d call traditional if I was using the conventional definitions.)

Feb 17, 2019

Shopping

Cargo-3

Taking the 3-speed (+ the bob yak) up to Trader Joe’s (for a change).

Feb 15, 2019

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Boozy Mite

Relaxing with a drink on Friday night

Feb 12, 2019

Twilight shopping trip

New zero-offset seatpost

Sewer goo, seltzer water, goldfish, and miscellaneous stuff from both the hardware store and QFC

Feb 10, 2019

Devil Rat

Devil Rat

Our little garbage rat sits on the plate rail

Feb 08, 2019

Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

Dust Mite & snow bike

Setting up the mountainhack for winter weather with my Nokian A-10 studded tires and a pair of nü-Blumel fenders in red & black.


Oh hahaha fuck me with a chainsaw

Oh hahaha (*) me with a chainsaw

Time to put the studded tires (and different fenders) on the mountainhack, but if ‘17 is any indication it’s not going to be enough. At least I topped off the heating oil so we’ve got enough to keep the house warm (unless there’s a power failure) until the snow eventually melts.


The majestic plusbike

Bagel wagon from ground level

(not actually a fatbike because that is reserved for 3"+ wide tires. “27.5+” is what they call this sort of clearance, which is kind of silly but eh, I’ll use it.)

Note the clipping at the top of the photo. That’s because my iPhone doesn’t have a waist-level finder and when the camera is this low I’m staring down at the screen at such an angle so it’s difficult to get things centered on the electronic-equivalent-of-film.

Feb 07, 2019

Rando junk

Rando junk

Not officially rando junk, ‘cause I wasn’t out breveting around, but close enough: a 10mm double-ended Husky wrench, which fills the one size of bicycle-appropriate wrenches I didn’t seem to have in my bike mess.


If it fits, it sits

Thor fits into a porteur bag

Thor tries out my historical reenactment porteur/rando bag

Feb 04, 2019

THE WHITE DEATH!

THE WHITE DEATH

A little bit of snow finally stuck, just in time for it to get sunny and cold for a day or so. If there’s enough heat in the ground to make this coat of snow melty before it gets too late in the night there’s gonna be a lovely layer of black ice over everything tomorrow morning.


… and off to the postoffice, in the snow

Parcel delivery

Yesterday’s pile of packages loaded up and ready to go to the post office. It’s snowing, not that you can tell, and pretty cold for Portland so it’s possible the snow will stick if it keeps snowing into the evening.

Feb 03, 2019

Parcel post

Tower of bike stuff

A stack of bicycle parts (a couple of forks, a couple of racks, a hub, and a (diassembled) 11-speed DT Swiss driver body) ready to be tossed into a bike trailer and transported to the Post Office tomorrow morning.

Feb 02, 2019

Framebuilding prep work

xtracycle mockup

Mocking up the rear triangle of the non-Trek before taking a bucketload of measurements off the Free Radical backend and cobbling together a jig (and cutting some dropouts out of ⅛“ steel sheet) so I can glue it all together.

Feb 01, 2019

Helpful cat

Ozy helps me use the computer

Ozymandias helps me use the computer


Friday Dust Mite Blogging™

The framebuilder

This week we’re building racks & forks

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