Saturday, July 21, 2012

My iphone pics of my bikes

I've been building, collecting, trading and selling cycles since my early messenger days, while my messenger days have since past I've continued the passion into my now 30's and into my profession. I try and document the process as much as possible, mainly to look back on when I'm older. The past few years while shooting my projects or out on rides and working I usually take a quick shot on my iPhone, below is a photo dump from my current phone to clear some memory. If you follow my Instagram  you'll recognize a few of these bikes. I've sold a few but still have most of these, there are also a few more in the works. 



My Colnago C-40 team Mapei on the GW bridge.

Cunningham Park on my Colnago Cross bike.

My old work bike setup.

My current track bike, I ride this almost everyday.

I try and hit Cunninham Park on my cross bike once a week.

Me this Winter on top of Bear Mountain



I'm working on restoring and collecting bits for this bike.




Can't wait to put some miles on this bike, not a fan of "wall hangers".


Last week I picked up a pair of the 5 pivot Deltas


Daily ride, coming back from a dinner.


Came out from the P.O. to find this trick bike locked by me, interesting to see how things have developed.


Detail of my bikes hanging at my house, the photo in the back is me on my old MTB in 02 in Seattle.


This is from my buddy Jake Rickers' book, we went and rode Mercer Island loop while I was visiting Seattle a few years back riding my friend Nick's road bike.


I finally found a front matching hub, people lace these radial and ride em on the street then more often or not the flange breaks so oddly enough the front are harder to find. 


My buddy John Watson shot this a couple of winters ago.


Overhauling for a new build.


Built up my dream wheel set, 12 years later...


 A little cheesy but had to do it.


An old work bike that I ended up selling to a friend, he later spray painted the frame flat brown, I fully support this, reminds me of Esher in Philly.


This was the maiden voyage of my Colnago C-40 team Mapei, my favorite road bike to date. I was pretty stoked to find a 1" ti Grammo stem for this build. I still have the original ITM stem as well.


My last work bike.


My first carbon road bike.


My ode to SF in 2000 bike.


Brought it to SF this was Paradise loop across the Golden Gate bridge.


A way to small Landshark I built up, a little to hype for my taste but it was super fun to ride.


I've had this bike the longest out of the group, I used to messenger and deliver the goods on this bike.



Jason from Affinity hooked me up with this one off Kissena, the color was for Ralph Lauren for his pop up mansion uptown, I prefer a classic steel track bike but this was fast as hell.



My ex girlfriend had a Landshark track bike with a similar paint job so we got this. I ended up trading it for a track tandem bike.


Monster Truck of bikes


C-40


Work bike


C-40 on Bear mountain


My current race bike


I built up a period correct Daccordi TT bike for the haters that were judging my red Daccordi


The current state of this bike.





Again, a matching paint scheme and same frame builder...


My race bike.


My 50th before tearing it down.


Current race bike


Cross training



Race bike



Training ride


Day drinking on the bridge.


More cross training.


Home stash


A friend borrowed my Merckx


Home stash





I use this car wash to wash my bikes.



My Track tandem


So worth the trade



While waiting for the matching hub I threw this Zipp wheel on, light as hell but not the wheel for this bike.


Work bike during downtime...



Coming back from a training ride to work.



Zipp meets Litespeed


Current and final track setup.



So, there is most of my current/past stable and short explanations of crappy Iphone photos. A lot of new projects are in the works so stay tuned for better quality photos of these and more bikes coming...

7 comments:

  1. so many sick bikes in this. love the Litespeed and Daccordi tracks. schwinn tamden looks so rad. and that mean colnago cross... I think I might try to upgrade frames next swap from the de bernardi track. I dig riding true track but hope to find something extra nice. I'll send you photos of that soon, kind of built with odd high and low end bits. If you're ever in philly let me know lets go on a ride!

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    1. Thanks Jack,
      Riding a true track frame is the best, when I first started riding thats all there was. It's still crazy to me all the production bikes that are made now. You can buy a fixed gear at Wallmart for Christ sake...
      Keep the de Bernardi for a city/beater bike and build something nice up to race on, you do live close to one of the best tracks in the country.
      I'll hit you up next time I'm in Philly for sure, keep shooting and riding!

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  2. I recognize that Masi. I think we ran into each other at Prospect Park a few days ago (I was the bro with the fancy/shitty shoes riding the Klein Quantum). You've got some serious bike action going on! Along with upgrading my Klein with DA 7700 and Mavic Cosmics (the same anodized blue as the front wheel on your Daccordi track), I'm restoring a Chas Roberts SLX with C-Record-era Chorus and importing an F. Moser Leader AX with a C-Record Ti group and Ventos (which I might part out and sell, might not). If you're interested any of that, let me know!

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    1. Hey!
      Thanks for the comment, it was nice running into you, it's always nice running into a fellow collector.
      I have the pair of the Mavic Cosmics at the shop if you wanna come by and check them out? I'm at King Kog. I'm always open to buying/trading quality.

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  3. hi, first time visiting ur blog, and fell in love with it straight away.


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  4. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures.
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  5. Shit doggy! I can't remember the last time I handed some "goods" to a Cat on that pimp-ass frame. It's Sean from BK. I'm riding up in Putnam cnty and google landed here. How's Matty? Word.

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