Friday, April 29, 2011

My bikes

Putting in a lot of miles this spring and falling in love with my two main steeds all over again

here's my '83 expedition dirty and loving it

and my mean machine: the '81 912

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Still alive

I'm in school, so not much time for this right now (on top of all the spring time activities)

i have some big plans for this coming month, including a bottom up build of a new touring bike, a special trip somewhere, and bikes

bike bikes

stay tuned...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Video: Buc XC

This is a fun watch.  Try not to cringe at 2:29.  I dare you.

BUCS 2011 X.C Carnage! from Joe Bowman on Vimeo.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

How H+Son Makes their rims

super awesome watch.  newfound respect for their rims

BOBCFL: 1980's Bottecchia Campione del Mondo

and now for something really sweet
every time i see a bottecchia i think of my main man b-det and his poor bottecchia frame...  he rattle canned it, ground off the cable guides, and then beat the shit outta it.  good memories from those days :)

anyway, this bike looks GREAT GREAT GREAT.  digging the red tape, black stem, white frame, red tyres combo (so much i might cop that for a mountain bike build)

and fair price, especially for LA.

mnm mm, do want

BOBCFL: Raleigh Competition GS

and now to prove my point about how that last post was smoking crack.  here's a raleigh comp gs listed for $50 more than that updated POS:

dripping with nuevo record, a hidden bolt dura ace stem, new wheels

awesome buy for whoever picks this sweet british babe up!

BOBCFL: 1980's Mercian Crack Pipe

and now for something with a little bit more baking soda in it:

ok, i'll make a guess as to what's happening right here.
a (19-25) male human got this bike from a bike church, parents, or found it.
he googled 'mercian' and was like 'oh shit money!'
went about 'fixing it up' with new parts that he ordered online.
didn't realize what he was getting into ordering new parts.
spent way too much.
road it around and was like 'blegh'
now trying to sell the bike for much more than it's worth.

seriously, $400 is what you would get if this was in perfect, original condition.  i'm sure you'd spend that much buying those parts from performance or whatever, but it still doesn't make it worth it.

those bullhorns are stupid.