Fillet brazed steel bikes, handcrafted in Oklahoma.

Smoked Out love

I’ve been a little slack recently about linking the SO threads. There are a three new ones that I will post up today. Some of these guys, you know. Some you don’t, some are established and some are new. Some guys will be/are in business, some aren’t and won’t be. What all these builders have in common is that they all threw together their interest in bicycles and their desire to make. The willingness to put sweat and blood into something, and then share it with the world is what all these guys have in common. I’ll link 3 threads, but first I’ll leave you with a movie quote that has relevancy here.

“In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little, yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talents, new creations. The new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new; an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking, is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau’s famous motto, “Anyone can cook”. But I realize — only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau’s, who is, in this critic’s opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau’s soon, hungry for more.”

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