Category Archives: titanium frame

Lovely day in the mountains

Late October and it is definitely getting dark ’round here. Starting to get cold. Big storm came in and blanketed the cascades with snow. Places that were refuges from the heat a month ago are now unreachable by bike. Fortunately … Continue reading

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In with the New… Kona Raijin!

Just Not Liking that Vassago Jabberwocky… Diligently rode that damn jabberwocky all September. The Strava September climbing challenge where I rode up and down a paved road near work to rack up the vert. And. And Then it Failed the Tiger … Continue reading

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Thanks to My Cool Lady Friend

Bought this beauty years ago now. Been literally leaning against the wall in the bedroom. Almost every morning I’d take a look at it, such fine lines. Give the brakes a squeeze. I may have this bike to thank for … Continue reading

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New bottom bracket for my old bike: UN51 to UN71

Insert text flowing to the horizon, star wars style: Long, long ago, when the earth was still new, and I still lived in the big city and commuted to school on my bike… and used to walk to the video … Continue reading

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Kona Hei Hei Titanium

When my trusty Klein Pinnacle was stolen in 1994 I used insurance money to pay for this Hei Hei titanium. Frame was purchased at “the bike shack”, a small shack on north eastlake across the street from lake union. This store … Continue reading

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1991 Merlin Mountain Titanium

I tried out a merlin mountain at an old bike shop somewhere in north side of san francisco in about 1990-1991. Being hypoxic from riding all over town I never trusted the impressions I had from that short ride. Impressions were: lively wonderful steering, … Continue reading

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