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Cycle Kabob

Merry Christmas Mr. Grinch! (part 1)

Most folks are put off by the cold.  They shiver and cower against its wicked bite.   Not for the heartiest of bicycle riders in Metro-Detroit!  No no, we relish in the freedom of riding through the cold and enjoy the expressions of surprise and joy; nay — the respect we get from motorists with whom we share the streets.


The Cold-Grinch don’t exist in The D! (more…)

Baby Brother Gets A New Ride!


After hours of work gearing, fendering, drilling out a stripped stem bolt and star nut and braking (not breaking!) the bicycle, it was finally complete.

… And this Kogswell P/R mkii is one of the prettiest bicycles I’ve ever seen. (more…)

Delicious Silver Shifters

Check out this present for the little brother and his Kogswell.  Rivendell Silver Shifters!
According to Rivendell, “these are the best shifters you’ll ever set a hand on”

Building Up A Frame

For first-timers through to the most sophisticated, spec’ing a bicycle can be a daunting task.

A few friends have recently inquired about how to keep organized and not get lost in the whirlwind of parts to order. (more…)

Shishkabike Back in Detroit


With lots of delicious parts to put onto the Kogswell

Seen on the streets of Berkeley

Goodbye Samuel Hillborne

What a pleasure it was to have met you. (more…)

Jitensha Studio

Catchup: California, Day 1

I’ll be visiting the Bay Area for a week starting this weekend. It’s for an indulgent last-chance-grasp for summer.