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Archive for October, 2011


So here I am at the Texas Custom Bicycle Show.

The show went pretty good. Jeff’s single speed road bike was show stopper #1, and Brian’s 29er was show stopper #2.

The copper/powdercoat combination turned out pretty well. It was very popular and I’m anxious to have another one done like this. Maybe a different color, like dark blue or green.

I finally got to meet Freddie Karcher, the other Oklahoma builder. Freddie has been around for a long time, and is recently un-retired. He brought a nice assortment of old and new bikes, including a late 80s mountain bike with a Campy off road group.

Freddie and I shared a curtain in the back of our booths, which allowed me to sneak through and eat all the candy he brought and generally look creepy.

Speaking of old school cool, my neighbor Jeremy of Gallus cycles brought this 650b retro bike.

A nice mix of new old stock parts like a Suntour cyclone front derailleur and Sugino cranks and some new stuff like 650b velocity Dyad rims and Pacenti tires.

It was pretty cool because it was more of my bikes than I’ve ever had in one place. Kinda like a gathering, or a family reunion.

Cue the creepy again, with me whipsering “My chiiiiildrennnn”

The after party Saturday night at the Jackalope was fun, until Cleo spotted a roaming bounty hunter and turned me in.

I seriously thought I was doomed, but as they were firing up the carbonite freeze chamber Mr Fett checked and realized there was actually no bounty on me, so he let me go. Whew!

So I lived to go back to the  show Sunday, rearrange my booth

 show off some more bikes


and meet Wes Williams of Willits.

So that’s about it, I’ll be posting a few more pics on Flickr and Facebook, plus I’m sure there a re a lot if other photos I’ll be tagged in. So stay tuned for some post show work in a week or so.

Thanks for stopping by.





Headed to the show


Tomorrow I’m heading down to Austin for the Texas Custom Bicycle Show.

I’ve spent the last week or two trying to get stuff done before I go, like a cross frame and fork for a guy who’s moving to Cali this weekend. He came over and took a ton of pictures during the build, and since he’s a pro photographer you won’t see any of my usual crappiness. I’ll get some pics up soon but int he mean time you can head over to Flickr and check out the set. He’s adding them a few at a time, so keep checking back.

I should have some shots from the show to put up, and I’m taking the laptop so I can post an update over the weekend.

Fedex Saturday delivery saves my weekend!

Resigning myself to not seeing it until Monday, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Fedex truck pull up Saturday morning.

Built up and ready to ride.