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The Cowboy. A Christmas fiction story, just for fun.

    I hated to take road trips when I was a kid but I liked the stops along the way, I liked to eat new foods and the chances to buy stuff. I wanted “girl watcher” glasses, as my … Continue reading

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The dreams of dogs.

We somehow accept that dogs are animals but not ourselves. I think it’s a sliding scale. My old dog Buddy crawls into bed with us at night sometimes. No matter what, his dreams always involve some type of chase. We … Continue reading

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catchup

It’s crazy around here these days. I wanted to catch up with a couple of projects. I have more “insults to your intelligence” in the works but it’s just meat and potatoes. The weather was awesome today. It really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Jose and the 650B

Here is a 650B MTB for endurance racing. Very light with room for mud.

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new frame for me.

I got pumped up on the idea of building an aluminum frame with smaller diameter tubes than I usually use. This is not “available” material (it could be and it was once) and it’s not really all that thin compared … Continue reading

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filling a need

A lot of building frames has to do with filling needs. While I get paid to fill the needs of the customer I really after my own satisfaction. I try to make my own world so I can live in … Continue reading

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A fork built during the week and you.

You always wonder if my blog posts are about you. Usually they are but I never tell you. What good would it do for you to know? I know you are thinking about me or you wouldn’t be here. You … Continue reading

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Pretty feet

Hello and greeting. Since the world didn’t end last week, I decided to head on back to the shop and make some stuff. Since I started doing more butted tube projects I found myself nearly dropping my nice Helios dial-bore … Continue reading

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Cableguy part two

I got the form tools sorted and decided it would be a darn-site easier (I don’t really say stuff like that) if I eliminated the heel bend in the chainstay. I talked it over with the fella what owns this … Continue reading

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interesting… secret passage/hidden safe?

Some of you have been to the shop. It’s a very old building, some parts pre-date manufactured bricks. I have heard people say mid 1700’s for the “potato barn” (restroom)part of the building. The total floor space is around 46,000 … Continue reading

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