Sunday, May 29, 2011

re-post from the philadelphia bike coalition page

Greater Philadelphia Bicycle News: Bicyclist Killed by Hit and Run Driver in Upper Bucks County

one reason you want to be extra careful, even pulled over to the side of the road and the cars will still try to get you, some motorists simply cannot stand seeing folks on bikes, let's hope this hit and run drive is found and convicted. Ghost bike below is a symbol for fallen cyclists.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

NBA Chicago Bull's center Bill Cartright's bike lives on

Bill Cartright's custom Zinn bike, built for the 7'1" center comes alive again in a resale on ebay. My son scored this bike on the Net and is enjoying riding it. Cranks are 210mm, so you have to be a big guy to ride the bike.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Rescuing an old bike

circa 1978 ish
(not sure)

It is not easy finding a good used bike for a fellow 7' tall. My son lives in NYC and wanted a bike. My other son got on the Net and looked and looked and looked. Finally an old Miyata steel frame 69 cm was found. Above and below are before and after pictures of a phenomenal restoration done by a local bike enthusiast. Parts were found after scouring ebay and the Net and finally it all came together.

restored to its original glory with updated parts
new derailleur, new handlebars, seatpost, cables, tubing, tires, tubes, brake pads
headset, stem, shifters and a good clean job, hubs repacked
and the list goes on and on