Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dreams do come true, and stay true.

It is another day here at the shop and we are always thinking about awesome bike component, reusing materials, and making dreams come true. This last week I made two of those come true when making the Chris King display. I was able to reuse an pedal display that we had around and the Chris King components speak for themselves. If you don't know why they are so amazing feel free to ask us or check out chrisking.com. It is all about precision in the end and having parts that will last for years to come.

The precision doesn't stop there for us either. Below are some of my favorite tools in the shop and when used correctly will build a wheel that will last too.

With the King hubs, Phil Wood spoke cutting machine, and Park Tool truing stand we can make an amazing wheelset you will be riding on and make you smile.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rapha's Rooftop vs PDW's balcony of fire

Saturday was a beautiful day. It has been pouring rain for about a month solid and Satyurday was the first day it felt like summer. No better day for a crit. We went to Rapha's rooftop to watch the race. They had a geat view of the start/finish line.
Mad wheelies
Jeremy Dunn of Embrocation and Rapha is setting out to reach for the stars.

Wish you were here
So does Sean
I spotted Eric and D Pow from Portland Design Works across the way chillin with Murph from Showers Pass. I hung out at Rapha for the CAT 3 race and the for the CAT2,1 Pro race I went to chill with them.

Roof top a bumpin

Jeremy chasing down dude out front

Dougy Fresh

By the end of

I had a dollar on yellow guy. He ended up winning because the other guy, from team Gentle Lovers, celebrated a little too early.
My new found wealth

Friday, June 11, 2010

Atlin hates aprons

After his tragic apron accident of '08, which resulted in him losing an eye, he refuses to wear one.

Colin Leland, yoyo guy.

We have the best customers. Check out Colin Leland doin his thing. He's professional.

New benches!!!!

Yeah! We've got drawers! It may not seem like a big deal, but for us it's huge. Jim Bob came in and installed our new benches and added a little class to 21st.

Hard at work
Lookin pro

My Boyfriend

Kato is the man and I love him. His favorite things are butt rubs, duck treats, and Park.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

In Bicycling?

I was thumbing through an issue of Bicycling magazine and I stopped when I saw team Embrocation's kit. It was an article about Rapha's Gentleman's ride. I continued to read and saw Eddy Merkin mentioned. For those in the know it's pretty funny to see the Merkins in Bicycling.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Portland Design Works

I went to PDW yesterday to rap with Dan about the next BLAM event. He's being totally sweet, like usual, and helping me out with what will go down in history as the most amazing bike event of our time. He showed me some new merch that is guaranteed to blow minds.
I love bridges.
My dad used to have this album and would tell me not to listen to it so of course I did anyway. 1st track, Smokescreen. So good.


Sam Elliot is their cooler.

D Pow
I flipped when I saw this. It's the packaging for their new chain cleaner. That bike pictured is my Tonic. YES!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Nice Rack

Woah, I'm stacked! We just got a couple of Surly racks in stock and we are thrilled to be able to offer them to you, the customer. So, get on in here and grab our rack.