Category Archives: titanium

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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Seat Bolt Weight

Had a small collection of seat bolts, thought to post this comparison. I have a titanium ringle off my princess. It’s a classic. I remember they were quite expensive and difficult to adjust. I also have a control tech ti … Continue reading

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skewer comparison (expanded)

Used bikes tend to come with crappy skewers. I guess previous owners tend to swap out the nice ones before selling the bike. So I have a set of Control Tech titanium skewers on the Princess. But Princess came with a … Continue reading

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Cassette Comparison, sometimes new things really are better, and an m900 cassette mystery

At my favorite bike shop two weekends ago. Guy says: “Hey, you’re still using 8 speed, right?” Indeed I am, both the Kona and the Merlin are 8 speed, and I’m still riding the Kona (princess doesn’t get ridden). He … Continue reading

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