Winter Bikes

by Jeff on January 15, 2015

A bean green Cross Check, always a stone cold classic

The Velodrome Bike Swap is On!!!

by Jeff on January 13, 2015


With the future of the Velodrome hanging in the balance, I ran into Bob Williams tonight and he let me know that not only is he optimistic about the future of the track, but the annual NSC Velodrome swap is back on.

From the official communique:


The Biggest Bicycle Swap Meet in the Midwest!

The 2015 Twin Cities Bike Swap will be held on Sunday, February 8 in the spacious Expo Center at the National Sports Center campus.  The Expo Center has easy access and the same free parking.  We’re bigger and better in 2015!

Make way for some new goodies.  Clean out the garage, closets and attic and bring your bicycle goodies to the swap!  We have tables and 10′ x 10′ expo booth spaces available for rent.  Space is limited so be sure to book your tables early.

Table rental:  $45
Expo booth rental:  $100

Table rental fees will increase $10 and expo booths will increase $30 after January 31st.

All proceeds from your exhibitor registration fees support the cycling program at the National Sports Center Velodrome.

Here is the link to registration

Winter Fun

by Jeff on January 13, 2015

Don’t let the cold get you down, wherever you are, get out there! 10406609_10203548076158330_8884995536137975772_n

Photo: France Barbeau

Winter Essentials

by Jeff on January 13, 2015

Come Support the Track Tonight 1/13

by Jeff on January 13, 2015


New Ride: 1994 Bridgestone MB-1

by Jeff on January 9, 2015

The other day I was wandering the dungeon at One on One and came across this sweet 1994 Bridgestone MB-1 in my size. The price was right so I pounced since this bike was sick in 1994 and it’s still amazing today. It’s got the right fork, and was the 10th anniversary edition (and last) of the MB-1.

The difficult thing here is that this bad boy is bone stock down to the reflectors excepting the missing Softride stem. In order to make it into what I want I’m going to have to tear it all apart and put a little more modern kit on it. Race Face cranks, XTR V-brakes, etc.

The sticking point is that tearing apart this survivor feels like a bit of sacrilege since there are collectors who would eat this up. Not sure what I’m going to do yet, maybe throw it on Ebay with a high reserve and see if it moves. Maybe just say fuck it and build it the way I want and move the parts to another machine to sell.

At any rate, it’s a beautiful bike and I’m stoked to own it.


Peep that Tom Ritchey fork crown. Classic.

Nitto post!


I’ve never seen this Nitto branding before, it’s slick.


I own a few of these Ringle bottle cages, and I’ve always considered them to be cool looking but crap functionally as my bottles have a tendency to fall out the bottom. Little did I know, that I was missing this little bolt on part, which I’ve never seen before. Makes a lot more sense now.



Two Sundays Ago

by Jeff on January 7, 2015



Come to Cycleast Tomorrow. I’m DJing!!!

by Jeff on January 6, 2015

If you’re down here in Austin for Cross Nats, get down here.


See you at Cross Nationals

by Jeff on January 6, 2015


Hey homies, I’m down in Texas, make sure you stop by the Cycleast party on Wednesday night and the Crash Nationals race and party on Thursday. I’ll be dj’ing both nights.


One for Kyle

by Jeff on January 6, 2015